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THE CITY OF WHITE PLAINS REMINDS YOU… WHEN IT’S TIME TO CHANGE YOUR CLOCK,
IT’S TIME TO CHECK YOUR SMOKE DETECTOR
Is your smoke detector still working? A smoke detector with a dead or missing battery is the same as having no smoke detector at all. A smoke detector only works when it is properly installed and maintained.
General Guidelines for Smoke Detector Maintenance
Smoke detector powered by a 9-volt battery:- Test the alarm monthly- Replace the batteries when you change your clock- The entire smoke detector unit should be replaced every 8-10 years
Smoke detector powered by a 10-year lithium (or “long life”) battery:- Test the alarm monthly- Since you cannot (and should not) replace the lithium battery, the entire smoke detector unit should be replaced according to manufacturer’s instructions.
Smoke detector that is hardwired into the home’s electrical system:- Test the alarm monthly- The backup battery should be replaced when you change your clock- The entire smoke detector unit should be replaced every 8-10 years