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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Is Your Phoenix Scottsdale Smoke Alarm Up To Code?

Is Your Phoenix Scottsdale Smoke Alarm Up To Code?

This article is orignally written by by STEVEN BOEHLE 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

Is Your Phoenix Scottsdale Smoke Alarm Up To Code?