Home Safety - Smoke Detectors

Please refer to your smoke detector's manufacturer guide to understand all recommended product care and maintenance.

Care and Maintenance Tips General

  • Smoke Detectors are installed in each of your bedrooms and in an additional room on each level of your home to notify you and your family of a potential fire or smoke hazard.


  • Replace the batteries as needed (frequency will be affected by the quality of the batteries in use and other environmental factors in the home). The system will "chirp" when the batteries are getting low.
  • Keep dust off of the detectors by gently vacuuming the outside of the unit once a month.


  • Your smoke detectors are powered via electricity, however they have a battery backup in the event the power goes out. The detectors and backup batteries should be tested monthly to ensure they are still functioning properly.
  • Press the button on the outside of the unit labeled "Test" and verify that the alarm sounds.

* If you are in a Condo residence please refer to your Condo Association Documents to verify your responsibilities, if any, for the maintenance of these areas.