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Smoke alarms

Postby confusinglady » Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:43 pm

Anyone got any ideas why my mains powered smoke alarm would be going off when we re not on fire?

It's just gone off three times in the last hour for what appears to be no reason. It stops itself after some time but that seems to be random too.

BIL has just told me to Hoover them to remove dust, so I ve done that.


Help I don t want it to go off in the night.

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Mareth
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Re: Smoke alarms

Postby Mareth » Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:45 pm

The batteries might be flat. I know they're mains powered, but all alarms have batteries too, in case of power cuts.

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Re: Smoke alarms

Postby chocmuffin » Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:47 pm

Mareth wrote:The batteries might be flat. I know they're mains powered, but all alarms have batteries too, in case of power cuts.


WSS :thumbsup:

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Re: Smoke alarms

Postby confusinglady » Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:23 pm

Fab thank you :thumbsup:
That's the only thing I could think of too. I ll get DH to look when he gets home, not sure about balancing on a chair at the mo, my balance is not great :giggle:

Cheers ladies :)

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Re: Smoke alarms

Postby Caroline » Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:46 pm

We have mains powered ones too and we find that the batteries go much quickly than in just battery powered ones :-?

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Re: Smoke alarms

Postby docmaggoo » Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:03 pm

They also go off more if they are faulty.
I learnt recently that they don't last forever and have to be replaced regularly for them to keep working

Worth checking to see if its still working.

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Re: Smoke alarms

Postby JabberJabber » Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:37 pm

docmaggoo wrote:Worth checking to see if its still working.



It's worth getting into the habit of checking smoke and carbon monoxide detectors on a very regular basis. Oliver likes to help by pressing the button :]

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Re: Smoke alarms

Postby confusinglady » Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:07 pm

Have put a new battery in it and it seems to have done the trick :thumbsup:


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