Last Week I finally checked both Smoke Alarms in my home. They are mounted high and I must stand on a chair to test them. Both failed the test.
I checked them out and they are hard wired to the electric system so it was not because of a weak or run down battery.
I contacted my Home Security Company and I was informed that it may be a week before they can check them out. I was advised to acquire a Smoke Alarm so I would have protection. I contacted the Macon-Bibb County Fire Department and they came and installed this Smoke Alarm within an hour of being contacted. I can now feel safe. Before that I felt safe, but I did not know the Alarms were not working. The Firemen mounted the Alarm on the wall just below the ceiling so that I can reach it to test it monthly. The Alarm also has a lithium battery that should last ten years.
I appreciate the rapid response of the Fire Department and can sleep securely knowing that My Bride and I are protected with a reliable Smoke Alarm.