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SERVPRO's Three Signs of Faulty Smoke Alarms in Commercial Phoenix Buildings

2/20/2021 (Permalink)

A broken smoke alarm Call SERVPRO of Paradise Valley for any fire-related damage or fire repair in Phoenix or Scottsdale.

Smoke alarms are crucial in any commercial building as they can very well be the difference between surviving or not. Here are three signs of faulty smoke alarms that commercial buildings should take note of.

#1 - False Alarms

If the smoke alarms in your commercial building have been triggered by the presence of humidity or dust, consider giving them a change. False alarms are a major red flag when it comes to having safe smoke alarms in your commercial building.

#2 - Chirping After Battery Replacement

Smoke alarms emit a chirping sound when they are low on battery. However, if you replace the battery in a smoke alarm with a fresh one and it continues to chirp, replace it. It is not healthy for smoke alarms to chirp when they are not low on power.

#3 - 10 Year Shelf Life

Smoke alarms, like most things, do not last forever. It is recommended that smoke alarms be changed every 10 years to ensure that they are working properly. Check when your smoke alarm was made to ensure that it is less than 10 years old.

Those were three signs of a faulty smoke alarm that plague commercial buildings. It is important that the tips listed in this article be followed to ensure the best quality of smoke alarms in your commercial building.

For any fire related damage call SERVPRO of Paradise Valley @ 602-341-6737.

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