How do I maintain my smoke detectors?

Maintenance tips include:

  • Clean the detectors at least once a year.
  • Never remove the battery unless you are changing batteries.
  • Replace the battery in each smoke detector twice a year - use the slogan - “change your clock-change your battery” as a reminder.
  • Test your detectors once a week.

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1. Why are smoke detectors important?
2. My smoke detector is “chirping”. What should I do?
3. Is one smoke detector enough?
4. Where should I install smoke detectors?
5. Are there other considerations on my smoke detector's placement?
6. What type of smoke detectors are there?
7. How do I maintain my smoke detectors?
8. What should I do if I hear a smoke detector’s alarm sound?