Change Smoke Alarm Batteries Day
Firebrigades and fire specialists urge all Australians to change their smoke detector alarm batteries whenever Daylight Saving starts or ends.
Residents are urged to change every smoke detector alarm battery.
So, get off your butts, and change those batteries..
REPLACE DETECTOR EVERY 10 YEARS
Sadly, smoke detectors don't last forever, the sensor and electrical components become less sensitive over time. While you are changing the battery, check the back of the unit to see when your smoke detector expires. Hard-wired smoke alarms need to be replaced every 10 years. It's not a bad idea to replace smoke detectors every 10 years. No point having a detector that doesn't work properly.
TEST THE SMOKE ALARM
Ensure that the smoke alarm operates by pushing and holding the test button after you have replaced the battery in your smoke alarm. You will need to hold the button for a couple of seconds before the sounder will activate. Once it activates, release the test button on the smoke alarm and you have finished your test.
TIP - CLEAN DETECTOR WITH A VACUUM CLEANER
Get a vacuum cleaner and put the vacuum nozzle up against the holes in the smoke alarm. This will suck any dust out of the sensor compartment and clean your detector. By doing this, you will minimise the likelihood of false alarms and lengthen the life of your detector.
❊ When & Where ❊
Date: Sunday 3rd October 2021
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