VIDEO: Clearing the air on smoke detector law – from CAA
This information is from California Apartment Association (CAA)
Under California law, smoke detectors with disposable batteries are vanishing from store shelves.
But they don’t have to disappear from your rental units. If you have an old fashioned device, you can leave it alone. Just make sure it works and has fresh batteries. Have some old fashioned smoke detectors in stock? You can install them, but only until July.
New regulations are being implemented across a variety of dates, and this has caused confusion about what landlords must do and when.
Watch this video from the California Apartment Association to help clear the air. Still have questions? Check out our background paper.
This was blogged by Cold Craft, Inc. serving the needs of Residential and Commercial Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration needs in the bay area since 1991.