Smoke Detector Inspection Checklist

Use this Smoke Detector Inspection Checklist for routine and annual smoke alarm maintenance inspections to make sure the smoke alarms are functioning properly.

Smoke Detector Inspection Checklist



Routine Test And Maintenance

1. Is the smoke alarm securely fastened to the wall or ceiling?


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2. Does the smoke alarm show any evidence of physical damage, paint application, or excessive grease and dirt accumulations?


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3. Are the ventilation holes on the smoke alarm clean and free of obstructions?


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4. Does the smoke alarm signal sound when the test device is operated?


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Annual Test And Maintenance

1. Smoke alarm is securely fastened to the wall or ceiling


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2. Smoke alarm shows no evidence of physical damage, paint application or excessive grease and dirt accumulations


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3. Smoke alarm has been vacuumed


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4. How is the smoke alarm powered? (AC Wiring, Standard Battery, Long Life) Has the battery been replaced and securely connected to the clips?


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5. How is the smoke alarm powered? (AC Wiring, Standard Battery, Long Life) Are the battery terminals free of corrosion and signs of leakage?


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6. Does the smoke alarm signal sound when tested using smoke produced from a burning incense stick, punk stick, or other item?


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7. Have the tenants been provided with maintenance instructions for the device(s)?


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Servicing And Replacement

1. How has the smoke alarm been serviced? (Specify the service details)


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2. Has the smoke alarm been replaced as a result of any of the following reasons? • Failure to sound alarm during test • Frequent false alarms • Physical damage • Battery leakage • Painted exterior case • Age • Excessive stains, grease, or dirt accumulations


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