Common carbon monoxide detector problems
Some of the most common carbon monoxide detector problems include the following:
When your instrument has gone into alarm, it is always good to assume that you have a carbon monoxide event. However, in some cases, the alarm may be false. This could be as a result of a fault in the alarm, which should always be shown by an alarm fault indicator. In case of a fault, the indicator should show a combination of flashing LEDS, or an amber LED flashing. If this happens, you need to call a technician to fix the problem or have it replaced.
-Soft Beeping of the alarm
This is not usually an indication of a mechanical fault, but it is most likely to be a low battery warning. The soft beeping sound comes at an interval of every 30 seconds in this case. It could also be an end-of- life indicator.
Professional equipment used for measuring the presence of carbon monoxide must have the correct calibrations in order r to sense low levels of carbon monoxide concentration. Some detectors in the market only detect carbon monoxide concentration that is significantly above safe levels.
It is important to remember that it is the concentration of carbon monoxide over time that is poses a threat. It is therefore important to always ensure your carbon monoxide detector is in good working condition.
Ideally, carbon monoxide detectors should be replaced after every 5 to 7 years. Additionally, you should always replace your batteries immediately your carbon monoxide detector sounds the low battery warning.