Smoke alarms and smoke detectors are essential. Without them, you might not know if there is a fire or a dangerous buildup of other fumes. But when they keep beeping, they can drive you up the wall. So if your smoke detector is getting on your nerves, here is what you need to know.
Watch out for battery problems. If something is wrong, then it could be that the battery is about to fail. Sometimes, the smoke detector is tied to the internal wiring of your home and doesn’t rely on batteries. But even so, it has a backup battery to fall back on in case the power goes out. Be sure to change out the battery and ensure that the connection is clean. You may need to lean on a professional electrician to get this done.
It Needs a Reset
It’s also possible that your smoke alarms need to be reset. Maybe you forgot to check on it after daylight savings time started this fall. Modern smoke alarms can get stuck and freeze up the same way that your computer or smartphone can.
Or It Needs Cleaning
Keeping your home clean during the busy holiday season can be an ordeal. But smoke and fire alarms need to be included in your routine. That’s because ionization and photoelectric systems can both be affected by dust, dirt, and bugs crawling on them. Canned air that you can use to clean off your other electronics, such as keyboards, can help you get rid of the dust that is clogging your alarms.
If Nothing Else Helps
If all else fails, then it’s time to get in touch with a team of electricians that you can trust. The team here at TriStar Electric is ready and waiting for you! When your smoke alarms refuse to stop beeping, it’s probably time to replace them. We can replace older models with newer ones that will do a better job of being a good roommate!
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