By Ashley - 14/10/2019 22:00
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Are you sure it’s just a smoke detector and not carbon monoxide? Because you wouldn’t know if there was CO in the air and you were breathing it in.
Smoke detector or is it a carbon monoxide detector? And, is there a fire anywhere? And, shut them off if there isn't a fire and its a smoke detector~! Do you not have a phone?
No, you let the experts ie, firefighters, search for possible fire & CO sources. Doing so yourself could needlessly endanger your life and other civilians who then rush in to try to save you. :-( What good is a phone when you need a fire extinguisher or an open window (or 5)? Instead, use that hand-held thing that you text & google with to make a phone call ie, its original purpose in life 45+ yrs ago. Oh, you let the battery run down to empty - again.... :-<
Smoke detectors are not infallible. They can be triggered by very high humidity, kitchen cooking smoke among other things. And they can fail altogether - the typical life of most smoke detectors is 10 years. Check if there is smoke or fire somewhere in the house or attic. If there is call the Fire Department. If there is no apparent cause for the smoke detector alarms, you could have a failed smoke detector. And if they are networked like in most new construction when one alarms all of them that are networked alarm. We have had a smoke detector fail and cause every smoke detector in the house to alarm. Once I confirmed there was no reason for the alarm I found the defective smoke detector and replaced it. Eventually I replaced all of them.