Municipal Office


Advice for Dealing with Nuisance Alarms

  • Nuisance Alarms come from smoke from cooking or steam from a shower
  • DO NOT remove the battery or disconnect the power to deal with a nuisance alarm
  • Try moving the location of the smoke alarm, purchase a smoke alarm with a hush feature or replace ionization alarms located near the kitchen with photoelectric alarms.

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Eliminate nuisance alarms caused by cooking activities:

  • Keep ovens and stovetop burners clean
  • Clean out accumulations of crumbs in the bottom of toasters and turn down the setting
  • Use the fan on the range hood when cooking