Does Your Home Comply with Smoke Detector Regulations?
Are you aware of California's smoke detector regulations? Read this for details and to make sure you're compliant.
Most states require homes have functional smoke and carbon monoxide detectors prior to transferring ownership. It is typically the seller’s responsibility to install detectors, replace dead batteries, or replace the detector entirely, if it’s broken.
Resources for Sellers:
- The precise requirements for how many detectors are needed per square foot and where they need to be located can vary by state. You can do a quick check of your state’s requirements here.
- You can also check the US Fire Administration's website for information regarding the type of fire detectors they recommend.
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