Millions of smoke detectors in Germany need to be replaced
One can find several reasons for limiting the operation to 10 years, but the most important is that security is no longer guaranteed after that. Proper functioning is limited after 10 years due to dust and dirt, which is why smoke detectors must be replaced.
This is not a manufacturer’s specification or good craftsman’s advice, but a exchange bond. As a general rule, homeowners should take care of smoke detectors. Devices can be repaired by experts anyway. If an exchange is in progress, it will be done immediately and tenants will not have to worry about anything.
Based on the introduction obligations of the federal states, residents of Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Lower Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate should soon exchange their smoke detectors. At least a quick deadline check is a good idea.