Mostly True Memoirs
The Shrieking Was Driving Us Insane.
The front hall fire alarm started shrieking.
There was no fire.
At least none that we could detect.
But what if something was happening within the walls?
We inspected every electrical outlet in the house, looking for smoke, listening for odd noises, feeling for heat, and sniffing for any burning smells.
We checked the attic, the garage and all the outdoor fixtures.
We tried new batteries.
That didn’t help either.
All morning long the alarm would silence for awhile, and then it would start shrieking again.
Bob got mad and removed the entire fixture.
Since we’ve got smoke detectors all over the house, and since none of the other ones were going off, we figured that the problem was the sensor on that unit.
A new fire alarm was purchased and installed.
We are now the proud owners of glorious silence.