Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Did you know smoke detectors expire?

My co-worker recently bought a new home and when I asked him what he was up to this weekend, he said he was heading over to Home Depot to buy new smoke detectors.  When I asked him why, he informed me that smoke detectors "expire".  I had NO IDEA!  My home will be 10 years old in 2014 so I'm now planning to replace mine as well.

For an easy to read (and follow) guide on smoke detector maintenance check out this site.

Another thing I learned, once a year you should take a vacuum to your smoke detector to clear particles out of it so sensors function effectively.

This right here is proof that you learn something new every day - hope it helps you!


  1. I really did not know that smoke detectors expired! Thanks for the heads up.

  2. I had no clue! This is good to know! I knew to check and replace the batteries, but the entire unit! Thanks for sharing!

  3. I had no idea either, I think this info. should be shared way more than it is!

  4. Wow... when I read the title of this I was like NO!!!! I know to replace batteries at day light savings time, now I think I will make it a mission to replace all units