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Smoke Detector Awareness

When it comes to the safety of your home, you can never be too cautious. From expensive alarm systems to custom door locks, there are endless possibilities on ways to keep your home safe. One safety device that many tend to forget about these days is your smoke detector. Such a simple device that may pierce your ears when it goes off but can end up saving you and your family from a devastating house fire. With springtime around the corner, it’s important to do a maintenance check on all your smoke detectors to make sure they are working properly.

Changing the Batteries

It is always a good idea to have the owner’s manual handy when checking for malfunctions. One of the key signs that your batteries have reached the end of their lifespan is an intermediate beeping sound that unfortunately will not stop until you replace them, or they completely die out. As annoying as it may be, it’s meant to be a safety protocol that it’s time to replace the batteries. When replacing them, it’s always a good idea to replace them in all your smoke detectors to get them on the same battery life cycle. If the unit beeps once after the batteries have been installed, then you have successfully changed the batteries

Smoke Detector Testing

Never go too long without testing your smoke detectors. A common rule of thumb is to check them at least once a month. You can do so by simply pressing the test button, which should be labeled and clearly visible. Check all of the smoke detectors at the same to ensure they are working properly, and battery life is not an issue. Although it may seem like just a silly device that beeps, having your smoke detectors working properly could potentially save your life.

Boston Board Up

Boston Board Up encourages all homeowners and property owners to check their smoke detectors at least once a month and change the batteries at least twice a year. Under the circumstance that a fire does occur in your home, Boston Board Up is there for you. Our team specializes in home stabilization of structures and even has a 24-hour emergency service team to help, even at the darkest of hours. For more information, give us a call at 800-949-9113 or fill out a contact form.