“Help! Why is my smoke detector beeping randomly during the day and night?”

Ah, a question we hear all too frequently and ignoring this strange beeping could be fatal…

Random smoke detector beeping – What does it mean?

Firstly, there are 2 reasons why your a smoke detector could be beeping.

Is it a single beep that sounds every minute, multiple times a day?

Or is the alarm going off? Hopefully you realise that this means there is a fire!

Do you know what the most frequent causes of accidental house fires are? Find out here!

We’re guessing it’s the first option, which normally means the battery for your smoke detector is running low and this random beeping is a warning that you should replace the battery as soon as possible.

On the other hand, your smoke detector could be malfunctioning. This is the least likely reason but it can happen, so you should be aware about what to do if it does happen.

If you’re experiencing the beeping noise from a commercial building, please read more about public building fire alarm maintenance here.

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Regardless of the reason, you should always call your provider and let them know about the random smoke detector beeping. From here, an engineer can instruct you on how to change the battery over the phone or visit your home to investigate further if this did not solve the mysterious beeping noise.

Maintenance by the professionals

If the issue is not resolved by a change of battery, you may ask yourself whether or not you have an alarm maintenance contract.  

Did you know that Guardian can take over any home fire system and maintain it?

Many homeowners are oblivious to the concept of smoke detector testing and think that, once a detector is fitted, it will continue working without fault forever.

It’s that outlook that costs lives.

Last year we wrote about the #TickTockTest – The pledge to check your smoke alarms. The purpose of this powerful campaign was to urge every homeowner to test their smoke alarms when the clocks went forward on the 29th of March 2015.

Did you know: You should have a smoke detector on every level of your home and that they should be tested once a week to ensure they are still working.

Want to keep your home safe from fire? You can get a smoke detector fitted as part of your home security system.


Need someone to check the fire alarms at your premises? We provide maintenance! Just complete the form below and we will be in touch.

Alternatively, if you haven’t had a smoke detector or fire alarm fitted within your home or business – fill out the form below so that we can give your property a free evaluation, offering you a personalised package that’s tailored to your needs.

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