Smoke alarms are one of the most important safety devices in a home. They can help keep you and your family safe in the event of a fire. Smoke alarms should be tested regularly to ensure that they are working properly and warning people about the dangers of a fire. Testing smoke alarms can help save lives.
Smoke alarm testing is one way to ensure that your smoke alarms are working properly and will sound if there is a fire. Smoke alarms should be tested monthly and when the battery is changed. Test the smoke alarm by pressing the test button and listening for a beep or horn. If the alarm does not work, replace it.
Testing your smoke alarm can be done easily and inexpensively by following these steps:
1. Remove the battery if your smoke alarm has one.
2. Test each chime by pressing the test button. The chime should sound three times.
3. If any chimes do not sound or the alarm does not operate, replace the battery and test again.
4. Make sure all smoke alarms are placed in an easy-to-see location and hard to reach for children and pets.