Smoke Detector Placement and Maintenance

1. Smoke Detectors: Your Life-Saving Roommates Where to place them and how to care for them

2. Bedroom Basics FACT: Install smoke detectors inside every bedroom and outside each sleeping area.

3. Level Up FACT: Place detectors on every level of your home, including the basement.

4. Kitchen Caution FACT: Keep detectors 10 feet away from cooking appliances to avoid false alarms.

5. High and Mighty FACT: Mount detectors on ceilings or high on walls, no more than 12 inches from the ceiling.

6. Test Time FACT: Test all smoke detectors monthly by pressing the test button.

7. Battery Boost FACT: Replace batteries at least once a year, or immediately when the low-battery warning chirps.

8. Dust Busting FACT: Gently vacuum or dust detectors regularly to prevent debris from interfering with sensors.

9. The 10-Year Rule FACT: Replace all smoke detectors, including hardwired ones, every 10 years.

10. Safe and Sound Proper placement and maintenance save lives. Check more information on our website -