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How to Test a Smoke Detector: 14 Steps (with Pictures)

How to Test a Smoke Detector: 14 Steps (with Pictures)

Mark Spellman

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This article was co-authored by Mark Spellman. Mark Spellman is a general contractor based in Austin, Texas. With over 30 years of construction experience, Mark specializes in building interiors, project management and project estimating. He is a construction professional since 1987. This article has been viewed 324,515 times.

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Updated: December 19, 2022

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If you want to test the smoke detector, locate the test button on the front or side of the unit. Press and hold the button for a few seconds to ensure the alarm sounds. If it doesn’t, you may need to replace the battery or have an electrician check the wiring in the detector. If you want to test a smoke sensor, buy canned smoke and spray the smoke onto the detector, being sure to follow the directions on the container. Keep reading for our reviewer’s tips on how often you should test your smoke detector!

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