How Long Does It Take for a Smoke Detector to Go Bad?

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<span class="blog-title">Blog</span><span class="blog-subtitle"> by Avivi Electric</span>

When it comes to home safety, it’s not enough to replace only the battery in your smoke detector. Smoke detectors are never "off" -- they are monitoring the air for smoke around the clock, year in, year out. They have a shelf life and should generally be replaced every 8 to 10 years. Knowing more about the type of smoke detector unit you have installed can help you further determine its average lifespan and battery replacement needs.

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Original Article Source Credits: SFGate, https://homeguides.sfgate.com/

Article Written By: Monica Stevens

Original Article Posted on: NA

Link to Original Article: https://homeguides.sfgate.com/long-smoke-detector-bad-81935.html



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