Why Smoke Detectors Beep at 2:00 AM
There I was laying in bed at 2:00 AM this morning listening to my smoke detector Chirp. OK, I’m guilty. I did not follow the simple routine of changing my smoke detector batteries when I changed my clocks back a few weeks ago. So I guess I deserve it. Before I explain why the smoke […]
Where are Smoke Alarms Required?
Where and When are Smoke Alarms Required? One of the responsibilities of a home inspector is to check the presence and functionality of smoke alarms in a home. Smoke alarms were required first in 1973. The codes pertaining to smoke alarms have expanded since then. In 1973, one smoke alarm was required for the whole home. In […]