If you don't have smoke alarms fitted or your alarm isn't working, please let us know.

If you're a leaseholder, you are responsible for maintaining and replacing your smoke alarms. Please make sure smoke alarms are fitted on every level of your home.

  • Test your smoke alarms regularly – press ‘test’ on your detector, push it in and hold. If the smoke detector is working, the alarm will sound, along with any other smoke detectors in your property that are linked to it
  • Battery smoke alarms with a ten year battery life can be purchased from DIY and hardware shops
  • The London Fire Brigade fit battery smoke alarms free of charge if you sign up for a home fire safety visit online
  • Smoke alarms make a chirping noise if the battery is running out or if there is a fault
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