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    Default WWYD - neighbours faulty smoke alarm

    One of your neighbour's smoke alarms has been going off every 3 minutes, lasting about 10 seconds, for two days. It stopped last night and restarted early this morning. It has been going all day and is still going off.

    You cannot pin point which house it is coming from. The two closest neighbours have been home during some of the activations, which may rule them out as being the house with the alarm. Surely they would do something to stop it if they were home, right?

    You cannot go out and investigate further as you are home alone with your young child (DH at work).

    This has gone on far too long and I want it to stop! What would you do?

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    Well I know when my parents had a neighbor who had alarms going off they called the fire brigade! Not saying you should do this but yeah.... They did!

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    I would go out on foot and pinpoint the house and door knock.

    But given you are home alone with your child I'm not sure what if anything you can do.

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    When your DH gets home, one of you see if you can go out and pinpoint it. If you can and you feel comfortable, knock and ask them to deal with it.
    If you can't pinpoint, write a few notes, stick them in letter boxes expressing concern and that you're not sure which house.
    If it still doesn't stop - I don't know! I did think of calling the CFA but then thought twice. Don't want to waste their time if you're sure it's a false alarm.
    Maybe call the firies? Not '000' but they local number and ask their advice. You could tell them you want their advice because you don't want neighbours calling 000 and wasting their call out time

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    I don't know if I dare type this, but...I think it has finally stopped!

    OMG.

    If it starts up again in the morning I'll get DH to go out and try and pinpoint which house it is and go from there.

    Thanks for the replies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by [Mod] Degrassi View Post
    I don't know if I dare type this, but...I think it has finally stopped!

    OMG.

    If it starts up again in the morning I'll get DH to go out and try and pinpoint which house it is and go from there.

    Thanks for the replies!
    Hope you didn't jinx it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firsttimemum34 View Post
    When your DH gets home, one of you see if you can go out and pinpoint it. If you can and you feel comfortable, knock and ask them to deal with it.
    If you can't pinpoint, write a few notes, stick them in letter boxes expressing concern and that you're not sure which house.
    If it still doesn't stop - I don't know! I did think of calling the CFA but then thought twice. Don't want to waste their time if you're sure it's a false alarm.
    Maybe call the firies? Not '000' but they local number and ask their advice. You could tell them you want their advice because you don't want neighbours calling 000 and wasting their call out time
    Please don't ring them unless you can see smoke or flames, they are volunteers!!

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    Volunteers? I'm talking about the professionals - calling to ask advice. Not to report a fire

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    Quote Originally Posted by firsttimemum34 View Post
    Volunteers? I'm talking about the professionals - calling to ask advice. Not to report a fire
    Must've misunderstood you, you mentioned reporting it to the fire brigade so I assumed you meant ringing CFA to ask them to come out and investigate.
    FYI I am one of those professionals you mention, to he honest I wouldn't have any advice other than to knock on your neighbours door to find out who it is.


 

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