Smoke Detectors Check

Here’s a quick reminder: Have you checked your smoke alarms lately to see that they are working properly, and the batteries are still good? It is recommended to check them twice a year. Also, they are made to last only 10 years, although they may last longer. So if yours are older than that, be sure they still function.

I saw a study that said that when they did a serious check, they found that brand new smoke detectors that had been verified to work by manufacturers standards only worked correctly 40% of the time!! Most electricians for some reason do not mark the circuits that contain smoke detectors so a homeowner, like you, cannot shut down the 120-volt side of the detector. This is something that I always do.

If you are having problems with any smoke alarm or carbon monoxide detector, we would be pleased to help you with questions or installations.

LATEST NEWS

Angie’s List

Super Service Award for 9 Years