All household appliances need a little bit of care and attention from time to time and your smoke alarm is no different. The good news is your smoke alarms won’t take long to maintain and we can give you a step by step guide on how to ensure you’re doing it right.
Smoke alarms can be checked every couple of months for a build up of dust and cobwebs, the best way to ensure that your smoke alarm is clean and to alleviate false alarms is to use the vacuum. A quick going over will ensure you get out any build up of fibres, dust and cobwebs.
Aim to clean your alarms every 2-3 months. This may need to happen more regularly if they are in places that are extra dusty such as garages or workshops.
Photoelectric alarms work by using an optical light, once that light is scattered the alarm will sound; If smoke can’t enter the chamber because it is blocked the alarm simply won’t be able to detect a fire.
Do not use surface cleaners, spraying liquid into your alarm might compromise it.
Once you have cleaned the smoke alarm, make sure you test that it is still working. CAVIUS devices have a 30-day low battery warning, increasing your chances of identifying that your smoke alarms need to be replaced.
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