Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors only work safely if they are properly maintained. The following tips will help ensure that your devices remain in proper working order:
- Install new batteries immediately when low battery warning alarm sounds, or at least once per year
- Clean devices regularly by vacuuming them with a brush attachment
- Replace devices – smoke alarms every 10 years; carbon monoxide detectors every 7 years
If you have any concerns with the correct type, placement or age of your devices, we can do an inspection to address this.