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What Can I Do About My Smoke Alarm Beeping?

what can i do about my smoke alarm beeping?

One of the most important devices you can have in your home is a smoke alarm. This seemingly small piece of equipment could very literally save your life, so why is it so annoying sometimes? Anyone who’s ever endured a beeping smoke detector for any length of time knows what we’re talking about. That incessant noise seems to be mocking you after a bit. As a homeowner, it’s a good idea to know more about what causes that, how to stop it, and what exactly your smoke detector is – it’s not exactly the same as a fire alarm! Our electrical service company is here to provide you with the services you need, including this type of useful information. What You Need to Know So what, as a homeowner, do you need to know about smoke alarms, fire alarms, and that crazy beeping noise? First, let’s clear up any confusion about smoke detectors, smoke alarms, and fire alarms. Although sometimes used generically and interchangeably, technically, a smoke detector can detect smoke but needs to be connected to the fire alarm system and sprinkler to do anything else. A smoke alarm sounds an alarm when smoke is detected and often, fire alarms must sense both smoke and heat which helps prevent notifying the fire department every time cooking something results in extra smoke. Now, what about that annoying beeping?

  • For battery operated, stand-alone alarms, this is often an indicator the battery needs to be changed. Ignore it long enough and it will stop, because the battery will die completely. Once that happens, you’ll no longer have the protection you need.

  • You may have dirt in the sensor chamber. It’s a good idea to clean it out and even use a duster can to spritz out dust particles that can collect and cause problems.

  • If your detector is hardwired, there could be a short. It’s better to leave this to a trained electrician to take a look at. No matter how small the appliance, if it’s operated with electrical wiring you can get shocked or even electrocuted.

Simply put, there are a number of reasons you may be hearing this noise and zero reasons to ignore it. If only for the fact it’s driving you a bit batty, make it a point to get it taken care of. You can rely on the pros here at clean and m lean Electric Co. to help you get to the root of the problem and get it taken care of. When it comes to Toronto electricians, give us a call and get the best possible results. If you're looking for a professional San Francisco electrical contractor, then please call us today at 647-857-3987 or complete our online request form.

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