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Smoke Detectors 101

November 10, 2022

Smoke detectors, which should be omnipresent in your home, are designed to pick up on the slightest hint of smoke. 

However, as they age, sensors fade and particles of dust may be mistaken for smoke, especially after a seasonal battery change. When we change batteries in our smoke detectors every year (which we should!) this may agitate the device (and sensors) resulting in unexpected, surprising, and frustrating false alarms. In 99% of cases, these false alarms have nothing to do with batteries or power.

As part of our maintenance program, we change your smoke detector batteries and sometimes we hear from members that chirping starts only after we leave. If and when this happens, let us know. We can dust and reset the unit or, if they are older, replace them.

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