Where to place Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors in a Home?

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Where to place Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors in a Home?


Where to place Smoke Detectors? plcement of smoke detctors in a home

The placement and location of smoke detectors in a home depend on the homes size and layout. The reason of having smoke detectors is to waik people up wile sleeping if a fire occurs and worn occupants about emanate danger. Smoke detectors should be placed on the upper part of the wall not on the ceiling, in each bedroom and additional detectors in hallways outside bedrooms within 5 feet from the door of these bedrooms. Smoke detectors should also be placed in kitchens away from the stove, living rooms, top of stairways, entrance of attached garages, and in general in every level of a home.

What type of smoke detector should I use?

Smoke detectors can be independently operated when they work with batteries,, and they can be connected to the main electrical connection of a home "hardwired" and have a battery backup supply. To better choose a smoke detector for your home, talk with your local fire department to comply with you local laws, regulations and fire code for your area.


Smoke detectors should be tested regularly to make sure they are working properly, and batteries should be changed at least twice a year.

Placement of Carbon Monoxide detectors

What is Carbon Monoxide?

Carbon monoxide a a colorless, odorless gas that is produced by furnaces, hot water heaters , fireplaces and automobiles.

Where should Carbon Monoxide detectors be installed?

      • They should be installed in each level of a home, in the basement and near an atacged garage
      • outside each sleeping area of a home within  10 - 15 feet
      • Fallow manufactures installation instructions
      • Do noy install detectors with in 10 - 20 feet of a fire place, or other fuel burning appliance or source.
  • They should not be placed in humid areas, such as bathrooms
  • They should not be placed in areas that they will  be damaged by children or pets.
  • Should not be installed in areas that have elevated temperatures, or extreme sunlight
  • They should not be installed behind curtuns or other obstructions
  • They will not function correctly if placed near ceiling fans, windows, heat vents, air conditioners, fresh air returns.


I recomend check with your local authorty to obtain aditional and specific recomentadions


Carbon Monoxide detector location

What are symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisonings?

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath

More severe symptoms may occur

  • Menatal confusion
  • Nausea
  • Loss of muscle coordination
  • Loss of consiusness
  • Ultimately death


Amanda's Law

Amanda was a named after Amanda Hansen, a Buffalo NY State teenage resident who lost her life due to carbon monoxide poisenig from a defective boiler when sleeping over at a afriends home . This law went in effect February 22 of 2010, to help families avoid the number 1 cause of deaths in the United States, "carbon Monoxide Poisoning".   More information visit http://www.amandaslaw.org/




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