Smoke Alarms

A smoke alarm that is not working is useless and provides a false sense of security.

Once a week, test the alarm by pushing the test button with a broom handle to ensure it beeps.

Dust the alarm with a vacuum cleaner brush.

If you have a hard-wired smoke alarm, these still have a battery as a back-up and the battery needs to be changed as well.

Be sure you pay attention to the type of battery when replacing.