How to Properly Test Your Smoke Alarm

You can test the sound and battery, if equipped, of your smoke alarm by pressing the “Test” button, it is normally located on the bottom side of the alarm. Please note, this does not test the sensitivity of your device to smoke. You can safely test the sensitivity of your Smoke Alarm by blowing out a candle underneath the device or by purchasing a can of artificial smoke from a hardware store.

Warning: Use caution around an open flame and use proper care when extinguishing the candle flame.

Smoke alarms in your unit must be replaced after 10 years from the date of install.

Building Owner’s Responsibilities for Fire Safety Equipment

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