What Is Wrong with My Smoke Detectors?

Living comfortably in your home throughout the year is very important. Living safely in your home at all times, though, is absolutely vital. It is for this reason that we have smoke detectors installed throughout our homes. Like any electronic device, of course, smoke detectors are prone to the occasional operational problem. While you may ignore “minor” issues with your television, alarm clock, or smart phone, though, you must keep in mind the fact that you do not entrust your safety or your life to these devices on a daily basis. You do so with your smoke detectors in Springfield, VT, though, which is why you should know what kind of issues they may encounter. 


One of the most common issues that homeowners will encounter with their smoke detectors is that of beeping. There are a few reasons as to why a smoke detector may beep. Not all of them are terribly serious, but you need to know for sure what it is that you are dealing with.

The most likely cause of your beeping smoke detector is a simple dying battery. All that needs to be done to resolve the issue is to replace the battery. It is also possible that you have a wiring issue, though, such as a loose connection. This can cause the hardwired power to your smoke detector to fail, and the beeping may commence until it is restored. Finally, your smoke detector may just be at the end of its service life. No one really expects you to remember exactly how old your smoke detector is, so this alarm is built in to sound after a certain amount of time–typically 120 months, or ten years.

False Alarms

Another issue that you may encounter with your smoke detector is that of false alarms. This could be due to water vapor generated by a hot shower or boiling water on the stove. This vapor can act as smoke does in triggering certain types of smoke detectors. It’s also possible that chemical fumes, such as those present in pest control poisons, may set off a smoke alarm.

If you have any concerns at all about your smoke alarms, schedule service with the professionals here at HB Energy Solutions.


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