Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide detectors can save lives. Test your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors to ensure they properly work. It only takes a couple minutes.
What to do?
Unlike many household items, home safety alarms do not call for elaborate cleaning. A gentle wiping is enough for the maintenance and to relieve it from clunky debris.
Step 1: Use a ladder to reach the alarm – or – Use a vacuum with an extension that is long enough to reach the alarm.
Step 2: Using a vacuum cleaner or cloth – wipe out dust and debris from the outside vents.
Step 3: While near the fire alarm, perform the monthly test to ensure it works properly.
Materials and Supplies needed:
– A ladder
– A cloth
– Vacuum cleaner
Equipment to make it easier:
– A vacuum cleaner
– Step Ladder
– Handheld vacuum