The Importance of Smoke Alarm Maintenance

As a California resident, we must do our due diligence and do all that we can to prevent a devastating fire. In doing so, we must regularly maintain our smoke alarms. While the only time you think about your smoke alarm may be when the battery dies and it insists on reminding you, it is imperative that you give it some much needed attention.

  • Your smoke alarms should be replaced every 10 years to ensure efficiency.
  • Many faulty alarms can be attributed to dust accumulation. Each year, schedule a date where you vacuum your alarm to remove dust.
  • The batteries of your smoke alarm should be replaced annually. If you fail to comply with these rules, your smoke alarm will be sure to remind you.
  • You should have a mix of ionization and photoelectric alarms for optimal protection. Ionization detectors are better at detecting fast growing fires, whereas photoelectric alarms are skilled in responding to slower, smoldering flames.

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