Never disable a smoke alarm while cooking!
A smoke alarm is just doing its job when it sounds while you’re cooking or taking a shower with lots of steam. If a smoke alarm sounds while you’re cooking or taking a shower with lots of steam, do not remove the battery. You should:
- Open a window or door and press the “hush” button.
- Wave a towel at the alarm to clear the air, or
- Move the entire alarm several feet away from the location.
- Disabling a smoke alarm or removing the battery can be a deadly mistake.