A Quick Fire Alarm and Smoke Detector Checkup Guide

December 28th, 2022 in Residential Security
A Quick Fire Alarm and Smoke Detector Checkup Guide

Fire alarms and smoke detectors can save lives, but only if they function correctly. As a homeowner, it is crucial to check your fire alarm and smoke detector regularly to ensure they are working properly. Below is a guide with simple steps to complete an effective fire alarm and smoke detector checkup.

Step One - Swap Out the Batteries

Fire alarms and smoke detectors should need long-lasting batteries that are replaced annually. To change the batteries, open your devices by unscrewing the cover and swap the old batteries for new ones. Some detectors may require frequent battery changes, so refer to the device instructions and replace them as needed.

Step Two - Clean the Devices

Fire alarms and smoke detectors accumulate a lot of airborne particles over time, which can block their sensors. To keep your devices in good working order, use a soft cloth to wipe away any dust or debris that has built up on the exterior.

Step Three - Test the Devices

Once you have swapped out the batteries and cleaned your devices, it is critical to check they are functioning as intended. To do this, press and hold down the “Test” button on each unit until you hear a loud beeping sound. If you do not hear a sound, replace the batteries, and try again.

By following these simple steps, you can ensure that your fire alarms and smoke detectors are always in good working order. If you are having any issues testing your smoke detector and fire alarm, you must contact a professional immediately. At Rogers Security, our experts can help with your home safety needs. Don’t wait until it is too late - contact us today.

Roger's Security® Systems is an authorized Honeywell dealer and has been providing both residential and commercial security services and video surveillance equipment for over 20 years to homes and businesses in Ontario.

If you have any questions about this article or would like to talk to us about your security needs, please call us on our toll-free number, (800) 823-8635 or email us at info@rogers-security.com.

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