Change your batteries on your smoke alarms now!

Real Estate Broker/Owner 01293735 CA

I remembered that they tell us to change the batteries on our smoke alarms each year at the time change. I decided to wait until my sone comes to visit at Thanksgiving rather than get on a ladder. Guess waht- 2 days ago our batteries start chirping. My husband is disabled and I am 61 years old so we do our best to not get too far off the ground. I change them and we sit down to relax. About 5 minutes later, they start chirping again. We change them again. 15 minutes later the same thing happens and we had used a battery from our ceiling fan on the 2nd round of changes so we knew the battery worked. This time we decide they must need readjusting. That seemed to work and all is well so far.

For sure, when my son comes, we are getting the very best batteries we can and have him change them again to hopefully forego any beeping until he comes again from Hawaii to visit us and help us.

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Comments (4)

Chris Griffith
Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL - Bonita Springs, FL
Bonita Springs Listing Specialist - Agent

I remember that there use to be campaigns to change smoke batteries with the time change. Haven't heard about it for a while.

Nov 05, 2014 03:12 AM
Michael Dagner
Brokers Guild Classic - Denver, CO
Your Denver Homes Realty Expert

Lor, that's a easy way to remember.  Will pass it on!

Nov 05, 2014 10:08 AM
Lori Bowers
La Quinta, CA
The Lori Bowers Group

Thanks for the comments

Nov 06, 2014 02:29 AM
Morris Massre
Pembroke Pines, FL
Real Estate Instructor Broward County Florida

You have to change them with the best possible batteries if you don't want them to chirp all the time.

Nov 06, 2014 05:03 AM