Why does my smoke detector keep chirping?
• The smoke detector is faulty.
• The battery needs to be replaced.
Do I ever need to change my smoke detectors?
Yes. Smoke detectors will last on average about 8-10 years. After this, they should be replaced. You should write the purchase date on the inside of your smoke detector with a permanent marker so you will know when to replace it. However, first and foremost, you should always follow the manufacturer’s recommendation regarding the replacement of smoke detectors.
Should I maintain my smoke detector?
Yes, you should keep your smoke detector clean. Dust and other debris can interfere with normal operation. It is a good idea to vacuum over and around your smoke detector on a regular basis.