My smoke alarm is beeping, what do I do?



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If your smoke alarm is beeping intermittently, this normally means the battery is running low. It’s just a case of replacing the battery!

If after doing this it’s still beeping, it may be that it’s faulty and you will need to organise a replacement. If you live in a rented property, your council, housing agency or landlord should be responsible for replacing this for you. If your fire alarm is a sealed unit with no replaceable battery, then either organise a replacement with the manufacturer (if within guarantee) or alternatively purchase a new one.

If it was fitted by West Midlands Fire Service, please refer to the Fire Angel support site in the first instance to see if it’s a simple matter that can be resolved. If not, please contact us on 0800 389 5525 and we can organise an appointment for someone to replace it for you.

If you are interested in one of our Safe and Well visits, where we can fit smoke alarms for free and do a general safety check on your home. To find out more and send us your details to book a visit, check out our Safe and Well area.

If your alarm is going off as though there’s a fire, then regardless of whether you know what has caused it, you should dial 999 and ask for the fire service.