Have You Tested Your Smoke Alarms Recently?


alarm It is simple: smoke alarms save lives. We cannot stress enough how important it is to ensure that your smoke alarms are in working order. As a guide, you should test your smoke alarms once every month to ensure there are no issues or defects. Guelph’s Fire Code states that each residential dwelling must have smoke alarms on all levels of the unit and outside every sleeping area. Landlord, tenants and home owners each have responsibilities when it comes to smoke alarms. Do you know what your responsibilities are?

Homeowners are responsible for the installation and maintenance of smoke alarms. These alarms must meet the requirements of the Fire Code.

It is the landlord’s responsibility to ensure each rental property conforms to the minimum Fire Code requirements. Zoning and Building regulations must also be followed. To ensure tenants understand their responsibilities and duties, landlords must provide their occupants instructions on…

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