Smoke Alarms

Smoke Alarm

Smoke alarms save lives but only if they are they are properly installed and maintained. The following tips will help to ensure that your smoke alarms are functioning at peak performance:

  • At least one smoke alarm should be installed on every floor in your home; therefore, a home with three levels requires three smoke alarms
  • Due to an abundance of electrically powered equipment such as televisions and computers, the BC Building Code specifies that smoke alarms should now also be located inside sleeping rooms
  • Replace your alarm every 5–10 years. Look for a label on each alarm indicating the expiration date and if you don’t know how old your alarm is, replace it immediately