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Checking your smoke alarm

Smoke alarms save lives, but only when they are working properly. If you look after your smoke alarm, it will look after you.

The key thing about a great home is that it is safe. Keeping you safe in your home is a top priority for us. Follow the handy guidance below to keep you smoke alarm in top condition.

Turn off the mains power to the alarm (if it is on mains power) and the green light should go out. If it is not mains powered, take the battery out but remember to put it back in again.

  • With the thin nozzle attachment, vacuum around the vents
  • Clean the cover using a damp cloth and dry with a lint free cloth
  • Turn the mains power back on and the green light should be on

You should test your smoke alarms every week. If they aren’t working then change the battery if you can. If the alarm is still not working or you are unable to change the battery then please contact us.