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Consider Upgrading To a 10-Year Smoke Alarm

5/1/2023 (Permalink)

Smoke surrounding a smoke alarm A smoke alarm is vital to the safety of everyone in your home.

Think About Purchasing a 10-Year Smoke Alarm

There are approximately 358,500 home fires a year, which makes outfitting your Chandler, AZ, home with a smoke alarm vital. They are the first line of defense to ensuring everyone’s safety and minimizing the fire damage remediation and restoration services needed. Unfortunately, maintaining them is easy to forget, but that is changing with new products on the market.

Benefits of 10-year Lithium-ion Alarms
The advent of lithium-ion batteries hasn’t just benefitted people by allowing cellphones to last for hours. These impressive batteries are now being used in other areas, including protecting your home. A smoke alarm with this type of battery is designed to last for 10 years. There are numerous benefits to making the switch, including:

  • You never have to replace the battery, which means annual cost savings.
  • After 10 years, simply replace the unit.
  • Since the battery isn’t slowly dying, you won’t have to deal with incessant chirping.
  • The battery is sealed, which means it can’t be removed or tampered with.
  • It provides a warning after a decade of use.

Standard Smoke Detector Maintenance
If your standard alarms have already been replaced in the past few years and you aren’t quite ready for an upgrade, it is essential to stay on top of maintenance. The 9-volt battery in traditional alarms needs to be replaced every six months. The detector should be tested monthly to ensure it is properly working and replaced every 10 years. Below are signs of trouble to watch for:

If your detector has turned yellow, it means it is getting old. They turn yellow due to the flame retardant, bromine, it is coated in.
Constant chirping shouldn’t be ignored. If replacing the battery doesn’t work, consider if its placement in the home is the issue, such as too close to the kitchen. Replace if the problem persists.
Regular testing is essential for peace of mind. If you get no response from the test, it may be worth investing in a new one.

A smoke alarm is vital to the safety of everyone in your home. A modern alarm powered by a lithium-ion battery lasts 10 years, minimizing maintenance and adding peace of mind.

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