Aug 25 , 2015

Life-Saving Safety Tips for Smoke Alarms

Write Down the Install DateFamily Handyman

Write Down the Install Date

Smoke alarms should be replaced every 10 years. Most manufacturers list the date a smoke alarm was made on the back. That's helpful information if you remember to look for it. Give yourself a proper reminder, and write the date you installed the alarm in big, bold letters on the base plate so you'll notice it every time you change the batteries.

Three things you need to do:

  • Check smoke alarms once a month.
  • Change batteries once a year.
  • Replace alarms every 10 years.

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