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Importance of Smoke Detectors

Smoke detectors are important for detecting fires and saving lives. They protect people by notifying them of the fire in the home, especially when people are sleeping. They usually provide an audible alarm, and some have visual alarm consisting of a flashing light.

Smoke detectors alert individuals of a fire in its early stages, providing them with more time to evacuate the building. Smoke detectors can also alert emergency services, allowing for a quicker response and potentially reducing the damage caused by the fire.

How do Home Inspectors Inspect Smoke Detectors?

The Standards ask us to report the absence of smoke detectors. It is recommended to have them installed in each bedroom, every level of the home and outside each sleeping area. The standards even ask us to report old smoke detectors. The time to replace is when a detector turns yellow, is more than 7 years old, or past the manufacturer-marked date on the newer detectors. Newer standards advise that interconnecting detectors is a good idea but expensive to do in an existing home. Regular testing and maintenance of smoke detectors is also crucial for ensuring their proper functioning. In addition, a carbon monoxide detector should be installed within 10 feet of all sleeping rooms.

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