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Why Is My Smoke Detector Beeping?

Smoke alarm beepingThe National Fire Protection Association says smoke detectors should be in every sleeping room and outside each separate sleeping area.  There’s a good reason for this, smoke detectors save lives.

A beeping smoke detector is nothing you can or should ignore.   It’s lifesaving technology than needs to be working properly to alert you in the event of a fire.

Here are the main causes your smoke detector is beeping:

1. A dead battery.  Start by replacing the battery.  If this solves the problem, you’re good to go!  NOTE:  Even if your smoke detector is wired to your home’s electrical system it has a battery as a backup in case of a power outage.

2. It’s dirty.  Smoke alarms have very sensitive electronics.  Dirt, bugs or even burnt toast can set them off.  There’s an easy fix.  Use a can of pressurized air that you use to clean your computer keyboard to clean off the smoke detector.  

If these two DIY fixes don’t work, you may have a smoke detector than has expired.  It’s true!  You need to replace smoke detectors every ten years.  Their sensors wear out and make them pretty much useless.  You can look for the date yours was manufactured right on the back.

The bottom line is you need to make sure your smoke detectors are in good working order and ready when you need them most.  Clover Electric can inspect, test and replace any smoke detector in your home.  Get the peace of mind knowing your family will be alerted in the event of a fire.  Call us today!

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Cleveland Electrical Services

Clover Electric is known for professionalism, performance and integrity. Make your home a safer and more pleasant place to live with electrical systems you can rely upon. Some of our services include:

  • Commercial Tenant Improvements
  • Code Compliance
  • Inspection Report Corrections

In And Around The Home

  • Electrical Service and Repair
  • Add New Outlets/Switches
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Bath Fan/Heat Light Combination
  • Heated Towel Bar
  • Recessed Lighting
  • Fixture Hanging
  • New Dryer Hook-Ups
  • New Spa/Pool Hook-Ups and Lighting
  • Data/Communications Setup
  • Cable Hook-Ups
  • Lighting
  • Lighting Controllers
  • Programmable Lighting
  • Motion Sensor Lighting
  • Dimmer Switches
  • Exhaust Fans
  • G.F.C.I. Outlet Installations
  • Re-wiring
  • Service Upgrades
  • Old Panel Replacements
  • New Circuits
  • Dedicated Computer Circuits
  • House Grounding
  • Whole House Surge Protection
  • Transformers
  • 220V-240V Upgrades
  • Whole House Back Up Generators
  • Breakers & Fuses
  • Meter Boxes
  • Panel Repairs and Upgrades
  • Equipment Installations
  • Security Lighting
  • Dawn to Dusk Lighting
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Heat Detectors
  • Carbon Monoxide Detectors
  • Surge Protectors
  • Low Voltage Lighting Systems
  • Motorized Shades
  • Under Cabinet Lighting
  • Yard Lighting
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