According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), fire alarms should be installed in each bedroom, on every level of a home including the basement, and on the outside of each sleeping area. Having functional fire and carbon monoxide alarms installed in your home is important to increase your safety and avoid serious injuries.
How Often Should I Test My Fire & Carbon Monoxide Alarms?
The NFPA recommends that you test your alarms at least once a month. This can help ensure the alarms are fully functional. Failure to maintain and test them regularly may result in a malfunction, which could put you in danger.
How Do I Test My Fire & Carbon Monoxide Alarms?
The method for testing your fire and carbon monoxide alarms is simple. In most cases, you can simply press and hold the test button on the device. For fire alarms, you will need to press the button and wait until the alarm sounds via the smoke detector.
To test your carbon monoxide alarms, you will need to press and hold the test button until you hear 2 beeps. After this, you will need to hold the test button until you hear 4 beeps. The system will then reset to its original setting in about 10-15 minutes. For carbon monoxide testing, it may be necessary to alert your home security company so the test does not create a false alarm.
Lightning Bug Electric Installs Home Safety Devices in Georgia
If you need to upgrade or replace your fire or carbon monoxide alarms, Lightning Bug Electric is here to help. Our Marietta electricians have extensive experience, and will work quickly to meet your needs. We understand the importance of having fully functional home safety devices in your home. From start to finish, we will treat you and your property with respect and install state-of-the-art systems to increase your safety.
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