One of the questions we are asked repeatedly is, how do I know if my smoke alarms are properly installed? The last thing anybody wants, including the fire department, is to find out during a fire that the smoke alarms are not functioning properly. While we certainly suggest using a professional service like Smoke Alarm Medic to install your smoke alarms, if you should choose to do it yourself, make sure you follow the manufacturer’s suggestions completely.
Do not try to salvage old brackets, wiring, or batteries to save money. It isn’t worth it! It is impossible to know how much battery life is left on a smoke alarm battery, so why risk it? One great rule is change the clock, change the batteries. For most people in the United States, changing your clock happens twice a year and this would mean you always have fresh batteries in your smoke alarm as well. With our affordable inspection service, we can help you get set up for fire safety and peace of mind annually or twice a year.
Here are three tips to make the most of your smoke alarm installation:
- Use a professional smoke alarm service
- Inspect them twice a year, including removing them completely and cleaning them
- Replace batteries twice a year
If you follow these tips, you can rest peacefully at night knowing that you did everything you could to keep your smoke detectors in factory recommended condition.
Arizona is a dusty state, so it is critical to clean your smoke alarms annually and test them monthly. Remember, smoke alarms only last ten years, and in Arizona sometimes they go bad earlier than that if they are not properly maintained.
If you have no idea how old your smoke alarms are, sign up for our fire safety inspection service and we can help you today.