After August 14, 1992, California law required that the smoke alarms be placed in each bedroom in addition to placing them outside each sleeping area.
How many smoke alarms are required in a home?
five smoke alarms
Do smoke detectors need to be interconnected?
Newer homes must have hardwired, interconnected alarms with sealed a 10-year battery backup. There is no statewide fire code; jurisdictions are encouraged by the state to observe current NFPA 72 standards. Smoke detectors are required for the sale of a property.
Do smoke detectors have to be in every room?
It’s important to have enough smoke alarms in your home. For many years NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, has required as a minimum that smoke alarms be installed inside every sleep room (even for existing homes) in addition to requiring them outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home.
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