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When you test your smoke detector it may beep but it may longer be able to detect smoke in your home if it is more than 10 years old.

 
At almost every home inspection, I hear the inspector advise buyers to swap out the smoke detectors. In many cases they are beyond their useful date, but owners don't realize that they are no longer functioning.  It also advised that owners replace the old smoke detectors with a smoke/carbon monoxide detector. 
 
Having a smoke detector or smoke alarm can save your life or help you avoid serious injury. Many injuries in fires are a result of smoke alone.
 
Top tips:
  • Test all smoke alarms in your home once a month by pressing the alarm’s test button and replace the batteries of each smoke alarm at least once a year. Do not use rechargeable batteries.
  • Replace smoke alarms after 10 years.
 

Comments

Detector Inspector on Aug 21, 2014 4:55 AM
Its very important to replace faulty and expired smoke detectors as soon as possible.Regular smoke alarm services and testing protect you and your family from the unexpected fire.

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