Smoke Alarms

A smoke alarm is an essential feature to keep you and your family safe in your home.

You should have a smoke alarm fitted on every level of your home. They give you early warning and time to get out of your home and call 999. 

You are responsible for making sure your smoke alarms continue to work.

Please test all your smoke alarms once a month by pressing the test button until the alarm sounds.

If you have trouble testing your smoke alarm ask a friend, family member, neighbour or carer to test it for you. 

If your smoke alarm is making an intermittent bleeping/chirping noise, please follow these steps:

  • check that your smoke alarm is definitely the source of the bleeping/chirping and make sure the noise isn't coming from another alarm (smoke/carbon monoxide/gas/burglar alarm)
  • test the alarm by pressing the 'test' button
  • change the battery, unless it's a ten-year alarm or a hard-wired alarm

If none of these steps work or you have any concerns about smoke detection in your home, please call us on 0800 131 3348 (landline) or 0300 123 3511 (mobile).

Top tip: When you are testing your smoke alarms, don’t forget to test your carbon monoxide alarms too.



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