Zillow Advice: Maintenance - Why Smoke Detectors Beep at 2:00 AM http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-Smoke-Detectors-Beep-at-2-00-AM/470794/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate Why would anyone care if ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-Smoke-Detectors-Beep-at-2-00-AM/470794/ Why would anyone care if a Home Inspector can't even maintain his own smoke detectors????&nbsp; Perhaps to know the inspector doesn't pay attention to details, and thus one should look for a different inspector????<br/><br/><br/>And why change batteries twice a year when the batteries in many smoke detectors will last at least 3 years????&nbsp; Doesn't anyone realize that batteries are now considered "hazardous waste" and are not supposed to be placed in the trash where they will end up in the land-fill?&nbsp; Don't people realize that batteries have gotten expensive?<br/><br/>Doesn't everyone know that the smoke detectors monitor the battery voltage, and notify the occupant that the batteries need replacing way before the detectors stop working?<br/><br/>Who cares what time it beeps?&nbsp; It only takes 12 seconds to change a battery.&nbsp; If the warning notification is annoying enough, one simply changes the battery, and they are done with it.<br/> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 07:45:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-Smoke-Detectors-Beep-at-2-00-AM/470794/ 2012-12-10T07:45:00Z Looks like I can't post it ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-Smoke-Detectors-Beep-at-2-00-AM/470794/ Looks like I can't post it on here, click the blog link on my profile to check out the full story... Sun, 09 Dec 2012 16:16:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-Smoke-Detectors-Beep-at-2-00-AM/470794/ 2012-12-09T16:16:00Z @Tim &amp; Rachel:I suspect ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-Smoke-Detectors-Beep-at-2-00-AM/470794/ @Tim &amp; Rachel:<br/><br/>I suspect he has blogged it, but violated Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.&nbsp;&nbsp; <br/><br/>Perhaps professionals should recognize that links in their profile to their blog are fine, but not in Advice. Sun, 09 Dec 2012 16:01:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-Smoke-Detectors-Beep-at-2-00-AM/470794/ 2012-12-09T16:01:00Z Sounds like you should blog ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-Smoke-Detectors-Beep-at-2-00-AM/470794/ Sounds like you should blog this. Sun, 09 Dec 2012 14:04:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-Smoke-Detectors-Beep-at-2-00-AM/470794/ 2012-12-09T14:04:00Z