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Kev’s Homeowner Tips

Did you know…Smoke / CO2 Detectors have an expiry date.

As I’ve conducted winter tune ups at client homes, I’ve realized that this is not common knowledge. While many people make sure they change the batteries on a regular interval, few change the entire unit when it expires. The life expectancy of these alarms is generally 7-10 years, after which point their sensors can begin to lose sensitivity. The test button only confirms that the battery, electronics and alert system are working; it doesn’t mean that the actual sensor is working. There should be a date stamped on the unit telling you when it is due for replacement. As always, if you need help with this, please feel free to give me a call.