Smoke alarms are life-saving materials, and it’s important to make sure they are properly maintained.

We will explore the importance of testing them regularly and making sure that a variety of their other functions are also functioning optimally.

Let’s explore this in greater depth by looking at the best way to maintain your smoke alarm to protect your home.

Best Ways To Maintain Your Fire Alarm

Regularly Replace The Batteries

If after trying to set off your alarm intentionally it is still not working (more on testing your alarm later), it is important to check to see if the batteries are the problem. This should certainly be your first point of call. Hopefully, this should resolve the problem as many problems associated with smoke alarms can be attributed to faulty batteries. However, this may not guarantee the quick fix that you are looking for, meaning that you may need to explore other avenues.

If, however, you do find that it is the batteries, it’s important to make sure that this process is repeated with every fire alarm in your home, as it’s very likely that other batteries may have expired as well (however, it’s even safer to make sure that all of your batteries are checked, to help give yourself maximum security).

Maintaining A Good Testing Routine

Before trying to see if your smoke alarm’s batteries are the problem, it is important to consider testing your alarm regularly to make sure that it is functioning. This should be the most important task as it allows you to keep a relatively strong level of safety within your house. When you know that you are testing your alarms frequently this gives you peace of mind they’re working. Smoke alarm tests increase the likelihood of being able to spot any faults before they become a problem. In this way, you will be able to make reasonable adjustments such as the one listed above in case your batteries need changing for the future to make your smoke alarm function properly again.

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Testing With Aerosols

Testing can be done in a variety of different ways, through things such as simply activating the fire alarm to make sure that it works, but also through using triggers to activate them as well, notably aerosols. If your smoke alarm is working, your aerosol will likely activate it, and if it does not activate it, something is likely wrong.

As with all of these points it is important to notify the people that you live with that you are about to commence testing of the alarm, so they’re aware of the alarm going off.

Therefore, it is important to maintain a good testing routine when it comes to your alarms, as this is much more likely to help you draw out any problems that could be associated with them. For example, you may be unaware of drained batteries, and this can be understood through testing methods such as aerosol testing for example. 

If you would like to find out more about how we can help you and your business by installing high-quality smoke alarms, please feel free to get in touch with our friendly team on 01604 760 600 or head over to our contact page for more details.