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Why Your Fire Alarm Is Beeping and What You Should Do About It

6/22/2022 (Permalink)

Fire alarm maintenance. Always give maintenance to your fire alarms in your Bothell, WA home.

Why Is Your Fire Alarm Beeping and What Should You Do?

Have you ever heard an annoying chirp inside your Bothell, WA, home? It is likely coming from your smoke detector. Once you figure out the source of the noise, you must determine why the fire alarm is beeping. Here are three common types of smoke detector beeps and what to do about them.

1. Consistent Smoke Alarm Beeps

Sometimes, the detector will chirp at consistent intervals throughout the day. This could be a sign that the alarm has malfunctioned.

Without a functioning detector, you may not discover a blaze until it has already caused severe fire damage to your home. You should thus replace a defective alarm as soon as possible.

Consistent chirping could also be evidence of a battery malfunction. Press the “test” button on the alarm and listen for a loud sound. If you do not hear one, you should replace the battery. To do this, simply remove the detector’s cover and take out the batteries. Then put new batteries inside the device. Run another test to see if the alarm is working properly.

2. Erratic Fire Alarm Beeps

Erratic, irregular chirps from your smoke alarm could also be evidence of a battery issue. If the batteries are functioning, the alarm could be sounding due to extreme temperatures. The detector will chirp if it is too close to an HVAC system or open window.

3. Fast and Loud Smoke Detector Beeps

Loud and fast beeps usually indicate that there is a fire in your home. If you suspect a blaze is present, get everyone out of the house immediately and call 911. You may also want to contact smoke damage cleanup professionals who can assist with the restoration of your home.

Understanding the different causes of smoke detector chirps should help you respond appropriately to the annoying beeps. If your fire alarm is beeping erratically, you may just need to change the batteries. However, if the chirps are fast and loud, you may have a fire in your home.

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