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Why Smoke Detectors Go Off

How to Find the Cause of False Smoke Detector Alarms: Smoke Detector False Alarms and How to Fix Them, What would cause a smoke detector to go off?

Probable Causes of False Smoke Detector Alarms
Electrical Question: What would cause a smoke detector to go off?

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This electrical wiring question came from: Nancy from Belmont, Massachusetts.

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Thanks for your electrical wiring question Nancy.

How to Find the Cause of False Smoke Detector Alarms

problem with smoke detector false alarm

Smoke Detector False Alarms and How to Fix Them

Depending on the age of the smoke detector it may need to be replaced. It is recommended that smoke detectors that are 10 years old be replaced, however many need to be replaced far sooner.

Here are Examples of the Causes of  False Smoke Detector Alarms

The Following will assist you with Smoke Detectors


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