Smoke Alarms Expire

Our new Maine house needed some electrical work.  The electrician let us know that the smoke alarms had expired.  I thought he was joking. I flashed be being a new Boy Scout and being asked by an older Scout to run to the next camp to get him a “tent-shifter.”

Actually, smoke alarms do expire.  The recommendation is to replace them every ten years.  Dust gets into them and the sensors deteriorate.  My project this weekend is to replace ten smoke alarms.  Oh boy!