Maintenance Tips

Smoke Alarm Maintenance

Weekly

Test your alarm at least once a week. If the alarm does not test properly:-

  • Be sure the alarm is clean and dust-free
  • Install a fresh battery (as stated in the manual) and test alarm again

Monthly

  • Clean the alarm at least once a month, using a soft dry cloth.
  • Never use water, cleaners or solvents as they may damage the unit.
  • Then test the smoke alarm.
  • Gently vacuum the outside of the Smoke Alarm using your vacuum cleaner soft brush attachment.
  • Test the smoke alarm after this process using your vacuum cleaner soft brush attachment.
  • Test the smoke alarm after this process.

Carbon Monoxide Alarm Maintenance

Weekly

Test your alarm at least once a week using the Test/Silence button. If the alarm does not test properly:-

  • Make sure a fresh battery is installed.
  • Make sure the alarm is clean and dust-free.

Monthly

Clean the alarm once a month:-

  • Use a dry cloth.
  • Never use water, cleaners or solvents as they may damage the unit.
  • Test the CO alarm afterwards.
 

Reviewed: 30/04/2019 (doc:150 V1.1). Our articles are reviewed regularly. However, any changes made to standards or legislation following the review date will not have been considered. Please note that we provide abridged, easy-to-understand guidance. To make detailed decisions about your fire safety provisions, you might require further advice or need to consult the full standards and legislation.