How to test a candle smoke detector?
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Will the fire department check my smoke alarms?
Here’s another thing you might not know: your local fire department will probably come to your home to check your smoke detectors. Some will even replace batteries or replace faulty smoke detectors at no additional cost.
How to test the First Alert smoke detector?
When testing a smoke alarm, there are several reasons why the alarm may not sound: You may not be holding down the test button long enough. Try to hold it for up to 10 seconds (20 seconds for photovoltaic models). Your battery may not be installed correctly or may be loose in place.
The “HUSH” function has the ability to temporarily desensitize the smoke detector circuit for approximately 7 minutes. This feature should only be used when a certain alarm condition, such as cooking fumes, triggers an alarm. The smoke detector is desensitized by pressing the “HUSH” button on the smoke detector cover.
If you want to test a smoke detector, find the test button on the front or side of the device. Press and hold the button for a few seconds to make sure the alarm sounds. If not, you may need to replace the batteries or have an electrician check the sensor wires.