Smoke Alarm - Spring Check

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This year Daylight Savings Time came a little earlier than it usually does. Hopefully that didn’t throw you off and you still replaced your smoke detector’s battery. This should be done at least twice a year to ensure that this life-saving device is ready when you need it.

Even newer units that are hardwired into the homes electric have a battery to use as backup. Ensure you change those regularily.


  • Test your smoke alarms monthly.
  • To help prevent nuisance alarms, gently vacuum your smoke alarm every six months or as needed.
  • Never borrow smoke alarm batteries to use for toys or other equipment.
  • Replace all smoke alarms every 10 years or as recommended by the manufacturer



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Skip Williams replied the topic: #460
There is no place in this article to tell me when it was written, so when it says Daylight Savings Time came a little early this year, I have no idea if it's current, (March 2016) or an article from 2009.
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DM replied the topic: #479
When the article was written couldn't be less important. It's simply a reminder to keep your detectors maintained.