Keeping your family safe in the event of a fire should be a top priority. Having up-to-date smoke detectors is crucial and is not something to be overlooked. If your smoke detectors are working correctly, you should have enough time to get your family to safety before the unthinkable happens.
Most people do not know that smoke detectors have a certain lifespan. This lifespan is usually about 10 years. After 10 years, smoke detectors will not function properly and could fail to warn you in the event of a fire. If your smoke detectors are older than a decade, we recommend you replace them.
We also recommend you replace your smoke detectors if they are not working correctly. If you press the button to test your smoke detector and nothing happens, it might just need new batteries. If you change your batteries and it still does not work, it needs to be replaced. If your smoke detectors are hardwired in, you will need to call a licensed electrician to come and look at them.
If your smoke detector beeps when there is no sign of smoke, this could also mean it is malfunctioning. The beeping could signal a tripped breaker. The beeping could also mean the wiring has failed and the smoke detector is running off battery power.
If you are having problems with your smoke detectors or if your smoke detectors are older than a decade, call us at Mister Sparky by Wise Electric Control Inc. Our experienced electricians will get your smoke detectors replaced or up and running again in no time.