At Golden Rule Home Watch, we routinely check (and test) smoke and carbon monixide (CO) detectors in our client’s homes. Frequently, the batteries are dead and/or the detector is faulty and no longer working.
See the picture of a USI Electric hard wired detector that expired in 2009 and started to beep continuously. We have encountered other detectors that did not make a sound when tested since they were no longer functional.
Make sure to follow the directions to activate new detectors. Once deactivated they cannot be reactivated….
Summary – CHECK YOUR SMOKE AND CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS and also check THEIR EXPIRATION DATES….your life and the lives of your family members may depend on it!
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