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Why You Need to Check Your Smoke Detectors

A fire alarm and smoke detector on a wall

Maintain your smoke detector by replacing batteries twice a year.

There is nothing more important to the safety and protection of your family than fire alarms and smoke detectors. It is these devices that alert you and your entire family where there is any dangerous smoke or fire emergency. This alert, then, gives you plenty of time to evacuate safely. However, the importance of smoke detectors means you will need to check them routinely to ensure they are working correctly. Here are some essential things you’ll want to know when it comes to fire alarms and smoke detectors. 

Why You Need To Check Your Fire Alarms

There is one key reason for you to make sure you check and inspect the smoke detectors and fire alarms in your home. Namely, electronic devices are not invincible. Batteries of these devices have the potential to die, and other parts of these devices can also wear out over time. 

How Frequently Should You Check Your Devices?

When it comes to your smoke detectors and fire alarms, regular maintenance can be a game-changer. While smoke alarms don’t require a lot of maintenance overall, they can and should be checked once a month, and the batteries should be replaced once or twice a year. An easy way to remember to do this is to go ahead and change the smoke detector’s batteries at the same time you change the clocks for daylight savings time. However, you should always check your smoke detector’s manual to be sure you are not required to check the devices more frequently. Homeowners should also want to visually inspect their devices like their fire alarms and smoke detectors to ensure their alarms indicators are on. This can make sure that both the hard-wired and battery-operated fire alarm is connected properly while also making sure that the batteries being used are functioning.

Bottom Line

Ensuring that devices like fire alarms and smoke detectors are in proper working order is essential for all fire safety measures in your home. If these devices are not in proper working order, you could end up in a disastrous situation in the event a fire breaks out. 


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