Written By

Meghan Potts

all about smoke detector . . . batteries

all about smoke detector . . . batteries

Did you know that to ensure your smoke detector is always working, you should replace the batteries at least once a year? It’s true, and it’s kind of important. Approximately 73% of all smoke alarm failures were because of missing or dead batteries.

But once you’ve replaced them, what do you do with them? We all know batteries have hazardous materials in them that can seep into landfills and from there into the groundwater and soil. So how do you dispose of them safely? Well, you basically have two options: (1) take them to a battery recycling center (click here to find one near you); or (2) participate in a hazardous household waste (HHW) drive sponsored by your community.

If you have a Vivint smoke detector and want to check the batteries, call one of Customer Care agents at 800.216.5232 and they’ll be happy to help you out.