Check Your Smoke Detectors Regularly
Keeping smoke detectors in good condition is easy. Always follow the manufacturer's instructions. Be sure to replace the batteries every year or as needed. Most models will make a chirping, popping or beeping sound when the battery is losing its charge. When this sound is heard, install a fresh battery, preferably an alkaline type.
Replace bulbs every 3 years or as needed. Keep extras handy. Check the
smoke detector every 30 days by releasing smoke or pushing the test
button. Clean the detector face and grillwork often to remove dust and
grease. Never paint a smoke detector, as it will hamper its function.
Check your detector if you've been away from home.
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