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What You Should Know About Smoke Alarm Maintenance

What You Should Know About Smoke Alarm Maintenance

Be sure to test your smoke alarm periodically.

There is no way to perfectly predict, how, when, and where a fire could break out. The only true guarantee is that the fire will generate smoke, and that smoke can trigger your smoke alarm. When your smoke alarm goes off, you will instantly know that there is a fire somewhere nearby, and you will need to respond to the situation. Your smoke alarm plays an important role in fire protection, which is why you must always make sure it is in good, working condition. This is why smoke alarm maintenance is so important, and it can help make sure your smoke alarm is ready to help you when the day comes that it is needed. Here is what you need to know about smoke alarm maintenance.

Inspect

To make sure your smoke alarm is properly maintained, you will need to make sure it undergoes proper inspections. These inspections of your smoke alarm must be conducted by a proper, professional fire safety service with certified or licensed individuals who know what they are doing. The professionals know exactly what they need to inspect for the smoke alarm so that they can completely ensure that it is working properly. During the inspection, a few of the things that the inspector will be looking for is if the smoke alarm is in the right location, if there is any damage to it, and if the operations manual is nearby in case it is needed.

Test

You will also need to make sure you are testing your smoke alarm regularly to fully be aware that is both being properly maintained and working. A smoke alarm should be tested at least once a month to monitor its working condition. The smoke alarm should also be tested if it goes off for any reason, whether it be from kitchen smoke or it just accidentally goes off. The manual for the smoke alarm will have instructions on how to test it, and while testing it, you should make sure it can be heard throughout your home.

Batteries

Batteries play a large role in the maintenance of your smoke alarm. Your smoke alarm cannot work without batteries, after all. The batteries of your smoke alarm should also be regularly checked to make sure they have not died. A lot of batteries can last for a couple of years for smoke alarms, although it is recommended that they get changed once every sixth months.

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