Extinguisher & Smoke Detector Instructions

Smoke Detector Instructions
Minimally, detectors should be placed inside of your bedrooms and on each floor of the building. If you have any questions, please contact the Fire Department at (630) 530-3090 and we will be pleased to answer your inquiries.

Maintenance
To ensure smoke detectors are working properly in your home, you should:
  • Change the batteries when you change your clocks in the spring and fall
  • Check detectors once a month
  • Keep them clean by dusting regularly
  • Replace all types of detectors every 7 years

Changing Your BatteriesChange Your Clock, Change Your Battery
Smoke detectors are an important step in providing a fire safe environment in your home. They provide quick recognition of smoke within a dwelling and allow the occupants to more easily escape a burning building.

Changing smoke alarm batteries twice a year is one of the simplest, most effective ways to reduce tragic deaths and injuries. In fact, working smoke alarms nearly cut in half the risk of dying in a home fire.