A new law taking effect in 2019 will require all new smoke alarms sold in the state to contain non-removable 10-year batteries. "Smoke alarms are your first line of defense when it comes to letting you know there is a fire in your home". Check local building codes for additional requirements.
While you're at it, Chief Drouard says it's also a good idea to work out an escape plan with your family. Merriman says if the alarm doesn't sound, the batteries should be replaced. Of those fires, 89 of the homes did not have a working smoke alarm.
Smoke alarms should not be installed near a windowbecause drafts could interfere with their operation.
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Smoke alarms with non-replaceable (long-life) batteries are created to remain effective for up to 10 years. Replace the backup battery every year. If that alarm chirps, replace only the battery. If you can not reach the button easily, use a broom handle.
Check the expiration dates of your emergency supplies during Daylight Saving Time, too.
NEVER borrow a battery from an alarm to use somewhere else.
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Always follow the manufacturer's instructions for testing smoke alarms and replacing the batteries.
For smoke alarms with any other type of battery, replace batteries at least once a year.
The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (DCI) protects the interests of consumers while providing fair, efficient oversight and a level field of competition for a broad array of industries and professionals doing business in Tennessee.
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