How To Test Smoke Alarm?

How do I know if my smoke alarm is working?

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.

How do I check the battery on my smoke detector?

Whether your detector uses a 9-volt, 9-volt lithium or AA batteries, you can test them all.

  • Press and hold the test button on your smoke detector until the alarm sounds.
  • Remove the battery from the battery compartment if your smoke detector uses the battery only as a backup.
  • Remove the 9-volt battery from the detector.

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.