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Smoke alarms should be tested once a month. Press the test button and hold it until you hear a beep. If you do not hear a beep try changing the battery. If the smoke alarm is still not functioning properly replace the smoke alarm with a new one or contact the fire department.
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Yes, the Paragould Fire Department installs smoke alarms at no charge. Please call 870-239-7525 to request assistance or fill out the Smoke Alarm Request Form.
Yes, the Paragould Fire Department provides smoke alarms at no charge. A fire department representative will make an assessment of the property and provide the required amount of smoke alarms. To request a smoke alarm go to the Smoke Alarm Request.
A smoke alarm that emits a random chirp indicates one of two things. The alarms battery may need to be replaced with a new battery or the alarm may have an internal problem and need to be replaced.
Smoke alarm batteries should be changed with new batteries at least once a year. However, twice a year is recommended. An easy way to remember this is during time change in the Spring and Fall.
Absolutely, hardwired interconnected smoke alarms still require the same monthly testing and yearly battery changes as their stand alone counterparts.