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Why does my smoke alarm make weird noises?
I live in student halls and quite frequently (probably once a day/every other day) my smoke alarm will make strange noises. It will usually be a hissing noise (like the sound of air escaping from something) followed by a faint click. Sometimes it will be one of those noises on their own.
Is this something worth calling maintenance about or is it okay just to ignore?
- ?Lv 61 month ago
Smoke detectors are intended to make a chirping noise once the battery needs changing. ... This usually occurs in electrical powered smoke alarms with a battery backup. When this happens, the way to stop the chirping noise is to reset the smoke alarm to manually clear the error from the processor.Source(s): https://vapedubai.org/
- bad girlLv 71 month ago
If it is hard wired, which is most likely, it is a built in automatic performance check.
Take it down and replace the battery.
- SparkyLv 61 month ago
It is an automatic, battery operated room spray so the place smells nice.
It would be set on a timer to go off regularly.
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That's not a smoke alarm that's a room deodorizer they look like smoke alarms. But they have a little motor inside of it that once in awhile it pushes a button mechanically indispenses some deodorizing agent that's the hissing sound that you're hearing and the click from the mechanical arm
- martinLv 71 month ago
Could be that it needs a new battery.