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What’s That “Chirping” Sound??

Posted: March 12th, 2012 | Tags: , , , , , , , | No Comments »

The “chirping” you hear this spring may not be the birds outside your window

 

One day you’re awakened by the sound of your smoke alarm with no signs of smoke or gas leaks, what do you do? This “chirping” or “beeping” sound could possibly be a sign that your detector has a low battery.  After changing the battery, it is important to check the test alarm.

But what does it mean if after changing batteries, the test alarm is not functioning? If your detector was installed over 10 years ago it is possible that your detector has passed its expiration date.  Hard to believe, but just like milk, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors can go bad over time. Read more »