Check those smoke alarm batteries!

Here’s another tip: check the date of manufacture on your smoke alarms too.  If they are more than 10 years old, they can alarm for no reason at all.  If they are wired together, that means ALL the smoke alarms will go off in your house and keep going off until you find the one that failed.  And even if you find the one that failed and take it out of the loop, they are still all the same age so the next one might fail at 3AM.  Ask me how I know…