You should change the batteries on all your smoke alarms monthly. You also need to think about REPLACING them once a year. They can get dusty and not function properly. You can go to The National Fire Protection Association for more information and print a calendar tear sheet to help you remember when to change your batteries. www.nfpa.org
- If you sleep with your bedroom doors closed, your qualified electrician can install interconnected smoke alarms in each room so that when one alarm sounds, they all will sound.
- If someone in your home is deaf or hard of hearing, you may consider installing an alarm that combines sound/vibration or flashing lights.
- Drafts can interfere with you smoke alarms, do not install next to windows or doors.
Every bedroom and every level of your home including the basement should have a smoke alarm.
Sometimes your alarms will not go off, possibly due to faulty wiring or bad/old batteries. That’s why calling your Gilbert Electrician to come out, test your alarms and see about replacing them. Give Eagle Services a call at 480-659-4942. We service Gilbert, Mesa, Chandler, Phoenix, Glendale and most other surrounding areas.