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Do your smoke detectors need to be replaced? Here's how to tell...

As the end of your smoke detector’s battery life draws near, a high-pitched 'chirp' will likely serve as a reminder that it’s time to install a fresh set of batteries. But there’s another step necessary in making sure that your smoke detectors are working properly. What many don’t realize is that, in addition to changing the batteries in your smoke detectors, you must also change the smoke detectors themselves when they get old. Smoke detectors need to be replaced 10 years from their date of manufacture, according to FEMA. But unlike those beeping 'change battery' reminders, the reminder that it’s time to replace the entire smoke detector is silent. Read the full article here

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