How to Test Your Smoke Alarms and When to Replace Them

Fire Restoration

Smoke alarms are crucial to preventing fire deaths and injuries during a home fire. However, you need to maintain and test them regularly to ensure they’re working properly at any given moment. Here are the steps involved in testing a smoke alarm in your home:

How to Test Your Smoke Alarm

Keep in mind that smoke alarms can also go off due to many reasons besides smoke. Check out why a smoke alarms sounds when there’s no actual smoke involved.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends that you should test your smoke alarms monthly and replace them every 10 years. Batteries should also be replaced at least once a year. Find out more facts about smoke alarms and usage tips in this article. For professional fire, water, and mold restoration services, contact your local PuroClean office.

Last edited on 25th of April 2022