This article is orignally written by by on JULY 7, 2014 for the ArizonA Association of Realtors
The Phoenix Fire Code provides that a residential homeowner may utilize a battery operated smoke alarm in their home. However, a recent amendment (ordinance G-5898-2014; effective April 18, 2014), provides that battery operated smoke alarms must be replaced with a UL listed smoke alarm with a sealed 10-year lithium battery. Additionally, smoke alarms are not allowed to be used longer than 10 years from the date of manufacture. Accordingly, if a smoke alarm is older than 10 years and/or needs to be replaced, the smoke alarm must be replaced with a UL listed smoke alarm with a sealed 10-year lithium battery.
Note: Other cities may have different fire code requirements. Accordingly, if you live outside of Phoenix should check their city’s fire code requirements.Richard Bazinet - Realty ONE Group - Phoenix Scottsdale Real Estate
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