Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
To make sure you’re safe in your home, your property has been fitted with smoke, heat and carbon monoxide detectors.
You are responsible for understanding how your detectors work and for maintaining them.
Smoke and heat detectors
Smoke and heat detectors will sound in the event of a fire, warning you that there may be a fire in your home.
Where in my home are they?
On the ceiling – the smoke detector is in the hallway and the heat detector is in the kitchen.
How often should I test them?
Once a week press and hold the test button until the alarm sounds.
How do I maintain the detectors?
Your detectors are connected to the main electricity supply with a battery back-up. You should replace the battery at least every 12 months.
Clean your detectors with a vacuum cleaner to keep them free from dust.
For more maintenance advice please read your user instructions provided in the customer welcome pack.
Carbon monoxide detector
Carbon monoxide, also known as CO, is highly poisonous and can be produced if your gas appliance is faulty. You cannot see it, taste it or smell it but its effects can be deadly.
A carbon monoxide (CO) detector will detect carbon monoxide gas, to stop carbon monoxide poisoning.
Where is my carbon monoxide detector?
Usually at a high level in the room, near your boiler.
How often should I test it?
Weekly. Press and hold the test button. The detector should emit a loud alarm.
How do I maintain the detector?
Your carbon monoxide detector may be powered by the main electricity supply with battery backup or by battery alone. You should read the user instructions provided in the customer welcome pack for detailed maintenance instructions.
Clean your carbon monoxide detector regularly with a vacuum cleaner to keep it dust-free.