There is nothing worse than a fire alarm that won’t stop beeping. Yes, fire alarms do save lives, and they are vital in almost every room of your house, but like many home appliances, they can malfunction. Sadly, when a fire alarm goes haywire, it makes an irritating noise. Even though there are plenty of reasons your smoke alarm is beeping, there are a handful of easy solutions to shut off that annoying noise. If your fire alarm keeps beeping and driving you insane, here are some simple protocols designed for you to follow in case of such an event.
Resetting Your Fire Alarm
Most electrical products can be restored by simply hitting a reset button, although resetting a fire alarm can be slightly more intricate, so follow these guidelines.
- Turn off the power to the smoke detector at your circuit breaker.
- Remove the detector from its mounting bracket and unplug the power supply.
- Remove the battery from the smoke detector.
- With the battery removed, press, and hold the test button for 15-20 seconds.
- Replace the new battery in the detector and plug in the power supply.
- Restore power to the circuit breaker.
- Reattach the breaker to the mounting bracket.
Changing Your Batteries
More often than not, changing the batteries will eliminate that annoying sound coming from your smoke detector. You should change the batteries in your smoke detector or fire alarm every six months. If it has been longer than six months, it’s more than likely that faulty batteries are to blame for all that irritating beeping. Before you remove the old battery, take note of the charge level and original installation. Replacing the faulty battery with a battery of a different charge or incorrectly placing the new battery into the slot will not stop the beeping. Essentially, just mimic the existing setup of your fire alarm or smoke detector.
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