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I hear a beeping sound in my home. There is exactly one beep every minute and it's driving me crazy. This has been going on for the past 7-10 days. I first thought of the smoke detectors, so I reached the ceiling and unplugged the smoke detectors from the wall and removed the batteries from them, but no luck. I then turned off all the circuit breakers and I still hear the beeping sound. I checked all my electronic stuff, but still could not find the source. Did any one have similar problem and were you able to track it down?
By suresh from Durham, NC
Our computer beeps when the power has been off. Anyway my husband resets it some how. Beleive me he is the computer person in this family.
Check everything that has a battery. Clocks, watches cell phones, house phones. Something is telling you it has a low battery.
I had an old digital thermometer that did it for weeks before I found it! Also on old digital stopwatch/timer.
It happened to me a few years ago, turned out to be the smoke detector. I had done the same as you did, pulled it down, removed the battery but it still beeped. Apparently, you have to put your finger over the "testing" thing on the unit and that completely discharges it.
I had something similar happen. I kept hearing something similar to a watch alarm sounding off every night at 1 a.m.! It was driving me crazy. I would follow it, but it always stopped before I could pinpoint the room.
Finally, on a rare night of my trucker husband being home, we were able to track it. It turned out that my young son set the alarm on my digital scale and that was the annoying sound I was continously being awakened to every night.
If it's electrical, you can turn off all of the circuit breakers and turn one room back on at a time. If you still hear it at least you'll know it's a battery operated device.
If all else fails, clean your closets and junk drawers. You may find that you are being driven crazy by something that you don't even know that you have.
In my case it turned out to be my son's cell phone. The battery was low.