Smoke Detector Tips
Every year there are smoke detectors that don’t warn occupants during a fire. That’s usually because the batteries were dead or removed, the detector was expired, or was located where they could not be heard. Learn how to properly care for your detectors to keep your family safe:
- Replace your smoke detectors every 10 years. A smoke detector loses 3% of its reliability every year of life from dust and debris getting into the unit.
- Yearly maintenance is important. Replace the batteries and use a vacuum cleaner to suck the dust out of the unit twice a year. If you don’t like changing batteries, purchase a 10 year sealed smoke detector that is maintenance free, or install hard wire smoke detectors.
Sparky’s Electric is here to make sure your home is safe from fires and any electrical needs you may have.