How do you test a smoke alarm with a candle?
How to test your smoke alarm with smoke from a match –
Will the fire department check my smoke alarms?
Here’s something else you may not know: Your local fire department will probably come out to your house to inspect your smoke detectors. Some will even change the batteries or replace faulty smoke detectors for you, at no additional charge.
How do you test a First Alert smoke detector?
When you are testing your smoke alarm, there are a number of reasons why the alarm might not sound: You may not be holding the test button down long enough. Try holding it down for up to 10 seconds (20 seconds on photoelectric models). Your battery may not be installed properly or snapped all the way in place.
What does the hush button on a smoke detector?
The “HUSH” feature has the capability to temporarily desensitize the smoke alarm circuit for approximately 7 minutes. This feature is to be used only when a known alarm condition, such as smoke from cooking, activates the alarm. The smoke alarm is desensitized by pushing the “HUSH” button on the smoke alarm cover.
How can I test my smoke detector without a test button?
If you want to test a smoke detector, find the test button on the front or side of the unit. Push and hold the button for a few seconds to ensure the alarm sounds. If it doesn’t, you may need to replace the batteries or have an electrician check the wiring in the detector.