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You might not know this, but if you've got a battery operated smoke alarm in your home, and you've had it for a while, it might not be working the way it should. Manson Fire Chief Arnold Baker explains:

And as Baker explains, that can happen to alarms that are less than ten years old:

So, Baker says if you have an older fire alarm, here's what you should do:

Who knew that even smoke alarms have a “best-by” date?