1. Remove the smoke alarm from the wall or ceiling and check the date it was manufactured
  2. Replace smoke detectors every 8 to 10 years
  3. Clean smoke alarms every week to remove dust and cobwebs
  4. Test smoke alarms every week
  5. Place smoke alarms in all rooms, attic and basement
  6. Replace smoke alarm batteries at least twice a year
  7. Place smoke alarms 10 feet from the stove to reduce false alarms
  8. Make sure you hear the beep where you sleep!