Why do I need a smoke detector?
It is required by code or law during resale or change of occupancy right? Absolutely, it is; however it is just plain good old common sense. Every year more people die at home in their sleep then anywhere else in the world!!! Your home can be a dangerous place which is why you should want smoke detectors in your home. They are a part of an important life safety plan in your home. Along with a practiced home evacuation plan with a meeting place and monthly if not weekly smoke detector checks your home will be a safer place.
Why do I need a carbon monoxide detector?
A silent and odorless life treating problem.
A carbon monoxide detector has to be in homes with fuel burning appliances and/or an attached garage. They have to be located on every level in the house which has bed rooms located on that level. They may be battery operated, plug in or a combination of both.
What does my house need?
Each level of the dwelling is required to have a smoke detector. The detectors are either battery powered or electric powered, depending on the year the house was built:
When do my detectors retire??????
Smoke detectors need to be replaced when they are 10 years old except when it is a combination smoke and carbon monoxide detector which in most cases has to be replaced when it is 7 years old. Carbon monoxide detectors in most cases need to be replaced when they are 7 years old. In all cases the manufactures recommended replacement schedule shall be followed; however no manufacture allows their product to exceed 10 years of service