Where to Place Fire and Carbon Detectors
Safety is the utmost concern when it comes to both your property and our residents. One of the biggest things that we have to make sure is that we take care of it. And we comply with the smoking carbon detector requirements in the city. What we’re going to do is we…
Safety is the utmost concern when it comes to both your property and our residents. One of the biggest things that we have to make sure is that we take care of it. And we comply with the smoking carbon detector requirements in the city.
What we’re going to do is we will go through and determine where your property is. Read the rules and regulations. And determine exactly what the city wants and what type of smoke detectors and where they’re located.
Where to Place Fire and Carbon Detectors at Your Property?
Requirements for condos
Depending upon what type of property you have, you might just have a condo. You’re only going to be responsible for complying within the unit itself. Typically, what they’re going to require is one carbon monoxide detector within each floor. Of course, if there’s any type of heating system that might create carbon.
What will end up happening is that you might want one in the closet as well. Then what they will ask you to do is within 20 ft. of a kitchen or a bathroom, they will require a photoelectric type of smoke detector and anywhere else outside of an additional bedroom, depending upon how big the apartment is, they might want additional detectors as well.
Requirements for multi-families
In a multi-family, it’s a little bit different you’re responsible for both the common areas and within the units themselves depending upon the type of multi-family you have. If you have a two family, you might only need battery type smoke detectors which are much more affordable, or if you have a three family, they actually require hardwired, which means that an electrician has to run wiring and sometimes these will also have batteries as backups, but you need to be aware and sometimes your grandfather in, but that doesn’t mean that you are compliant.
If you ever do any type of electrical work, you might need to bring that up to code and then if your building is a commercial, which is four units or more, they will advice you to put a central fire alarm system in, which means that you have a panel somewhere and all the fire alarms are within it, and those get pricey as well. And within those multi-families, you’re going to have things such as basements and stairways where at the bottom and top of the stairs, and sometimes within each landing they’re also going to want a fire detector and within the basements again with you have heating systems, they’re going to want a carbon monoxide within a certain amount of distance of those heating systems or hot water tanks.
It really depends on what type of property that you have but if you’re looking for a proactive property manager that will be able to guide you through that process, make sure that you’re compliant and most importantly, make sure that your tenants are safe and that you have the right smoke and right carbons, please think of Green Ocean Property Management, where you get more than a property manager, you get piece of mind.
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