Replace and upgrade your smoke alarms every ten years.
Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms must be replaced within the specified lifetime of the product, usually 5 to 10 years after the date of manufacture. Check the back of your alarm for the date of manufacturing or contact us if you need assistance. Aging smoke alarms do not operate efficiently and often are the source for nuisance alarms.
The NFPA offers the following smoke alarm safety tips:
Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of your home.
Test your alarms every week.
When a smoke alarms sounds, get outside and stay outside.
Replace all smoke alarms in your home every 10 years.
Replace and upgrade your carbon monoxide alarms every ten years.
Carbon monoxide (CO) alarms monitor your home 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and are designed to provide accurate readings for the life of the alarm. But they don't last forever. Some models are equipped with an end of life signal, which will alert you when it is time to replace the alarm. Knowing how to identify these sounds and what they mean is essential to keeping your home safe.