The International Fire Code requires a smoke detector to be mounted at the following locations in a home.
- Each bedroom
- Hallway adjacent to each bedroom
- Each level of the home
EXAMPLE: A two story home with a basement and three bedrooms on the second floor would need a total of six (6) smoke detectors.
- (1) in each bedroom = 3
- (1) in hallway adjoining those rooms = 1
- (1) on first floor = 1
- (1) in basement =1
The detectors should be mounted on the ceiling and at least 18 inches away from the wall. Read the instruction pamphlet proviced with your detector to become familiar with the mounting requirements and functions. Location and maintenance are key to the smoke detector performance and results.