When they detect smoke, virtually all smoke detectors support a temporary “desensitize” by a single press of the test button that will silence them for a few minutes.
The only sure method to silence a low battery smoke detector is to disconnect it from all power (AC & battery), or replace with new batteries.
How do you silence a low battery smoke detector?
Take the smoke detector off its mounting bracket on the ceiling and disconnect the power cable plugged to the smoke detector. Take out its battery, then press the “Test” button holding it down for 15 seconds. An alarm will sound for a short time, then the alarm will silence.
Will taking the battery out of a smoke detector stop the beeping?
Removing the battery from a smoke alarm, also called a smoke detector, won’t set the unit off and start the fire alarm beeping. Instead, it will likely do the opposite and disable the unit. Because of this, there is really only one reason for you to ever remove the battery and that is to replace it with a fresh one.
How long will a low battery smoke detector beep?
Consistently chirping smoke alarms
Low Battery – The alarm will chirp every 30-40 seconds (every 60 seconds for some alarms) for a minimum of seven days. Replace the battery when this occurs, then test your alarm.