Is one of the fire alarms in your home or business making a strange sound? If so, you should not ignore it under any circumstances. It may mean that it’s time to change your battery before it dies. It also may mean that you have something malfunctioning with your alarm. Either way, the sound is a sign that it’s time for you to take action. Here is what could be caused it.
Is your fire alarm making a…loud continuous alarm sound?
Obviously, if your fire alarm is making a very loud sound, it could be because you have a fire inside of your home or business. If this is the case, it’s time for you to get out immediately. However, a loud sound can also be caused by a false alarm. This can be the result of a loose battery, a dirty chamber, humidity in the air, or simply age. After you have determined that you don’t have a fire, you should try to figure out which of these things might be causing the alarm to go off and fix it to get your alarm to quiet down.
Is your fire alarm making a…consistent chirping sound?
More often than not, a fire alarm that is chirping has a battery that needs to be replaced. So if yours is making this sound, replace your battery and see if that does the trick. Otherwise, your alarm may be malfunctioning. It also may have reached the end of its lifespan and need to be replaced.
Is your fire alarm making a…intermittent chirping sound?
When your battery is dying, your fire alarm will usually chirp once every 30 seconds or so. It will follow a regular pattern. However, if your fire alarm is chirping without any sort of pattern to it, it could be a sign of something other than a dead battery. It may indicate a problem with your chamber, an electrical issue, or a loose battery. To make it stop, you will need to diagnose the issue and take care of it.
If you are having trouble getting your fire alarm to stay quiet, Life Safety Consultants can help you by providing you with replacement fire alarm parts or a brand new fire alarm. Call us at 888-557-0558 today to hear about the products that we have for you.