How to Never Forget to Check Your Smoke Alarms Again!

Day Light Savings Time

Has this happened to you? Your Smoke Alarms low battery alert goes off in the middle of the night. You wake up in a panic, stub your pinky toe, and now you’re cranky, only to take the batteries out and never replace them. That is why we recommend changing the batteries every six months.

On the first Sunday in November, you will (Fall back). Meaning it will be time to turn your clock back an hour as Daylight Saving Time ends. This is a perfect reminder for you to change the batteries in your life safety devices. Instead, you wait for the low battery alert to act and change the batteries. 

Take this time to also test and inspect all the Smoke Alarms in your home.

  1. 1. Check that the Detector is working by using the built-in test button.
  2. 2. Replace all Smoke Alarms in your home every 10 years or sooner if they don’t respond when testing.
  3. 3. For Smoke Alarms with a non-replaceable battery, replace the entire Smoke Alarm if it begins to chirp. 
  4. 4. Interconnecting wired Smoke Alarms makes all the alarms go off at once.

Keep Smoke Alarms clean. Vacuum or dust your Smoke Alarms according to the manufacturer’s directions, so they work correctly.

Besides checking the Smoke Alarms, you already have, make sure you have enough alarms in the home to protect everyone.

  1. 1. Every level of your home should have a working Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector, including basements and attics.
  2. 2. At the very least, install Smoke Detectors outside of every sleeping area. Every bedroom should need a working Smoke Alarm. 
  3. 3. Alarms should be installed at least 3 meters from cooking appliances to prevent false alarms.
  4. 4. Do not install alarms near windows, vents, or fans as they can disrupt the effectiveness of alarms.

We hope you will take a moment at the start and end of Daylight Savings to ensure all your Smoke Alarms are working flawlessly. 

Call us today at 844-797-8361 or email sales@sentinelsyst.com with any questions, we are always happy to help!