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How Often to Replace Your Smoke Alarms (Video)

by The Handyguys

in Electrical, Home Technology, Video Podcasts

In this video, Handyguys Brian and Paul briefly discuss some helpful tips when replacing your smoke detector. At the beginning of the video, Handyguy Paul shows Handyguys Brian his 3 new detectors. Homeowners should be aware that detectors undergo wear and tear just like any other device. Homeowners should replace their detector every 10 years or as soon as it exhibits malfunction.

Replacing A Smoke Detector

Make sure to get a new smoke detector that has easy access to the battery whenever you are replacing your previous one. Homeowners changing a battery on a detector can find it tedious. This simple tip can save you time and energy during detector maintenance. The detector linked in this post is Handyguy approved and tested!

Other Options

Handyguy Brian points out that you can also get a smoke and carbon monoxide detector in 1. However, homeowners should be aware that carbon monoxide detectors need to be replaced every 5-7 years rather than every 10 years.

The last Handyguys Tip involves the installation of your smoke detector. Detectors can be tricky and may require professional help. Do not be hesitant to call a professional in order to ensure that the smoke detector is installed correctly.

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