How far should a smoke detector be placed from a recessed light?

Answer Install smoke alarms at least 12 inches from any light fixtures. They should also not be put near any sources of heat, such as a kitchen or fireplace, which may accidentally set them off. This giv... Read More »

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Where should a smoke detector be placed in a home?

There should be a smoke detector outside of each sleeping area, and additional detectors on each level of the house, including basements. If there is more than 40 feet between the sleeping area and... Read More »

Where should a carbon monoxide detector be placed?

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recommends placing a carbon monoxide detector in the hallway near every separate sleeping area of the home. For example, if you have two bedrooms in one ... Read More »

When should a smoke detector be replaced?

A smoke detector needs to be replaced after about 8 to 10 years of use. This applies to both battery-powered smoke detectors and hard-wired smoke detectors. Also, the batteries of both kinds of smo... Read More »

Where should smoke detectors be placed in the house?

Place smoke detectors in every bedroom and floor, according to the National Fire Protection Association, or NFPA. The NFPA, based in Quincy, Massachusetts, strongly recommends that smoke detectors ... Read More »