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England | Responsibilities and Liabilities (England) | Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms (England)

tenants removing batteries in smoke alarm

11 Mar 2021 | 1 comment

My tenants are in the habit of removing the batteries from the smoke alarm because they go off when they are cooking, any tips how to combat this issue please. they are regular type smoke alarms with batteries not 10 year batteries.

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  1. guildy

    Only thing to suggest would be to get a 10 year battery as there’s nothing to remove other than the entire alarm. Some alarms have a locking mechanism which although doesn’t permanently lock, it makes it very difficult without some tool to twist and unlock the alarm.

    Another thing to consider when replacing is to choose an optical alarm instead of ionisation. An optical will be slightly less sensitive than ionisation in most scenarios.

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