Smoke Alarms

alarm test

Smoke alarms are required on every story of the home - it's the law! They should also be replaced every 10 years, even the electric hardwired ones. There are new units in stores now that combine smoke and carbon monoxide alarms as well that are worth considering.

Test them every month. If you are not able to stand on a ladder or chair, gently push the button with a cane or broom handle.

If your smoke alarms are battery operated, change the batteries when you change your clocks.

If you have difficulty climbing a ladder or a chair, please have a friend or family member install the smoke alarm for you as directed by the manufacturer's instructions. If you have no one to assist you, please contact us.