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A 27-year-old member asked:

How often do i need to get my smoke detectors checked for batteries?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Craig Canapari
Pediatrics 21 years experience
6 months: The rule of thumb is to check when the clocks change for daylight savings time.
Dr. Ruchi Mehta
Dr. Ruchi Mehta commented
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Agreed. Change your batteries every 6months.
Nov 8, 2011
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 36 years experience
12 months: Replace with fresh, unused, alkaline batteries yearly. Pushing the button to see if it works - probably once a month.
Last updated Oct 3, 2016
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