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Question DetailsAsked on 8/29/2017

Who can be hired to change batteries in fire detectors in Parkville, MO

We have a fire detector in the basement that has a high ceiling d will require a taller ladder. There are two other fire dectectors on the main floor that can be reached with a regular ladder. My husband and I are not able to reach the dectector in the basement.

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Here are a number of previous links about this FYI:

Unless you have physical/medical or age-related reasons to not want to use a ladder, would be probably almost as cheap to buy a ladder - about $50-60 for 6 footer (so easily reach 8 foot ceiling) or $80-100 for 8 foot step ladder to easily reach 9-10 foot ceiling. Then you would have the ladder in the future for this use, painting, etc - and not pay every year to have someone replace them.

If that is the only high one you have, depending on what is there, maybe just build a permanent (or moveable) wood stand-upon step or chest.

And of course, if you have a relative or friend/neighbor with step ladder perhaps he/she will replace them for free for you - especially if you are elderly or have medical issues.

There are also Ultralife (and similar name) 10 year alarm lithium 9V batteries available for around or under $7-10, versus the normal $1-2 per regular battery - so if going to pay someone to do it I would buy some of those for him to use.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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