Smoke Alarms

Tracey - posted on 04/07/2011 ( 18 moms have responded )

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Last night I burnt dinner (nothing unusual) but the only smoke alarm that went off was in my daughters bedroom, the room furthest from the kitchen. This meant that all the other smoke alarms in my house had run out of battery.

Please ladies, go and check your smoke alarms, don't just assume that they are working.

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Amanda - posted on 04/07/2011

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Everytime the clocks change you should change your smoke alarm batteries.

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Pia - posted on 04/09/2011

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I forgot to turn the stovetop off the other day. I wad sterilising dummies. Thank god my partner got home when he did because our smoke alarms weren't working. My whole house smelt of burnt rubber and was covered in ash. Needless to say I got new smoke alarms and a microwave steriliser...

Jenn - posted on 04/08/2011

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It went off again tonight and 2 year old Elizabeth said: "Mommy cookin'" LOL!!! Mine is just the same as yours Jayce - too sensitive. And it's kind of ironic the typo you made "supper sensitive" LMAO!!

Jayce - posted on 04/08/2011

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My alarm goes off every time someone has a shower or the stove is turned (no, it's not because I burned supper), it's just supper sensitive. The battery gets diconnected a lot and part of my night time routine is to make sure it's plugged it.

Bonnie - posted on 04/08/2011

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I know mine work. I made a roast in the oven the other day and for the first hour the recipe asks to cook it at a high temperature which created some smoke and the smoke detectors went off!

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Loureen! That's friggin' hilarious!
I've got this mental picture of you with your finger in your cheek all like, "Hmmmmm, WONDER how THAT got there........la la la lalaaaaaaaaa" Even though I know...not lol

Charlie - posted on 04/07/2011

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I found mine in the fireplace the other morning ...dont know how it got there but its pretty ironic .

Stifler's - posted on 04/07/2011

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We rent our house so even if we change the batteries the real estate sends someone out to change them for free anyway.However, often ours get pulled down in a rage when they won't stop going off.

Dana - posted on 04/07/2011

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They say the same thing here in America, change your batteries with the time change. :)

I didn't do that though. I should go check mine right now. ;)

Jenn - posted on 04/07/2011

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I know mine works - it goes off nightly as the dinner bell. And no I'm not kidding LOL!!! I think I need to clean the oven :/

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Ours are hardwired into the electric so no batteries for us :) But I do push the button from time to time, just to be sure. Good reminder though. Something a lot of people don't think of.

Mel - posted on 04/07/2011

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my mums was the opposite constantly going off in the middle of the night. Ours has never gone off here

Krista - posted on 04/07/2011

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They do the same thing here in Canada -- they encourage us to change the batteries in our alarms when the time changes twice a year.

We know ours definitely works -- our chimney had some built up creosote, (which has since been cleaned out), so we had a bunch of smoke in our basement. And that smoke alarm was not only beeping like hell, it was TALKING to us.

I tell you, there is nothing so soothing as trying to keep your toddler from waking up while the alarm right outside of his bedroom keeps screeching, "Fire! Feu!" and "Carbon Monoxide! Monoxide de Carbonne!" (yes, our fire alarm is bilingual.)

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I set my fire alarm off just last week so I know mine is ok at the moment :-) It terrified Ethan who had never heard it before and was peacefully sleeping when it went off - oops.

I get a little paranoid about fires, they scare me.

Sarah - posted on 04/07/2011

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As I'm terrible at cooking.....my smoke alarms get tested pretty regularly!! ;)

Jodi - posted on 04/07/2011

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In Australia, it is generally publicised to switch your clock (daylight savings and end of daylight savings) AND switch your batteries. I can't remember seeing that ad this year though.....but every other time it has been time to change the clock, they remind us.

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