To Top

Smoke Detector Problem

My hard wired smoke alarm went off last night. What is considered chirping when the battery is low? The alarm went off as though there was an actual fire and kept on for almost a minute and then stopped on its own. Is this chirping?


By Becky


Smoke Detector Problem

Some suggestions:

One: The battery may be dying so it might be time to change it. You may need to ask a hardware store what kind of batteries are recommended for a smoke alarm (alkaline, etc). Not all smoke alarms are made alike.

Two: Smoke detectors do die eventually so it may be time for a new smoke detector.

Three: It also could be carbon monoxide. If you have it, leave the house and call a professional to come over to fix the problem. My family went through this when I was younger and the smoke alarm would go off, then chirp periodically throughout the night. We asked a professional to come over and he said that the chimney was the culprit (carbon monoxide). He cleaned it out, the smoke alarm stopped chirping and going off after wards.


Four: Your smoke detector may need to be cleaned out with a dust buster.

Also, the archives may have the answer to your problem.

Good luck and I hope I helped you. (11/23/2010)

By Mgoldsmith54914

Smoke Detector Problem

On my regular battery operated smoke alarms, chirping is a "chirp" like a small bird or a cricket, every so often. Others may work differently, however. (11/24/2010)

By louel53

Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Related Content
In This Guide
Troubleshooting a Smoke Detector
Troubleshooting a Smoke Detector
December 31, 2010
Gray Smoke Coming From a Tailpipe
Gray Smoke Coming From a Tailpipe
Smoke Detector
Smoke Detectors Beep When the Temperature Drops
Electric Smoke Detector
Electric Smoke Detector Won't Stop Beeping
Several books on a table.
Cleaning Smoke Odor from House Fire in Books
Birthday Ideas!
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Desktop Page | View Mobile

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

© 1997-2017 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Published by .

Generated 2017/09/24 01:12:52 in 707 msecs. ⛅️️
Loading Something Awesome!