Smoke Detectors

Problem: Missing

  • Smoke detectors are required on each level of the home, including the basement, and outside each sleeping area.

Problem: Inoperable

  • All smoke detectors must be operable. Replace batteries.

Problem: Improperly Located

  • Smoke detectors are not allowed in kitchens, garages, or other spaces where the temperature can fall below 32°F or exceed 100°F.
  • In basements they should be located near the stairway leading to the floor above.
  • See Smoke Alarms for correct placement.