Smoke Alarms

Smoke Alarms – Changes in the Law

This is normally the time of year that homeowners are advised to change the batteries in their smoke alarms.  But did you know that a recent change in the law now requires installation of a new type of smoke alarm with a 10-year non-replaceable battery?

Two-thirds of fire deaths occur in homes without alarms or this that have disconnected or missing batteries.   This new technology will do away with the need to replace outdated batteries each year and is expected to save lives.  You can read more about this change at

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