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Tuesday, July 19th, 2022 4:29 AM

Smoke Alarm

Hi, today 7-19-2022, my smoke alarm in the hallway went off around 11:44 pm. Everyone was in bed, there was no smoke around the house and nothing that I could see or smell that would trigger it to go off. Emergency services were dispatched. This is the second time in less than a month this has happened. Any thoughts? SS stated that dust could be the culprit??

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1 year ago

Hi @Wareperez ,

That might be the case. It helps to know that the Smoke Detector works by detecting tiny particles passing through a chamber inside. So yes, it's looking out for smoke, but it could also be set off by water vapor (like from a shower or a dishwasher), and especially dust.

Since this is the second time it's happened in a short time, it might be a good idea to clean around the Smoke Detector's grill with a vacuum cleaner, as well the surrounding area.

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