Smoke Alarms/Carbon Monoxide Alarms Final

The residential inspection checklist for (final) smoke alarms/carbon monoxide alarms include:

Smoke Alarms:
  • Hardwired, interconnected, and installed to manufacturer’s specifications and listing (including installed back-up battery)
    ***Please note: Plastic dust covers must be removed.
  • Manually tested: interconnected and audible throughout house, including all attached or detached habitable accessory buildings.
  • In addition to bedrooms, hallways and at each floor level, smoke alarms are required where adjacent ceiling heights vary 24 inches or more, and where door openings / archways drop down 24 inches or more from the adjoining ceiling height, City amended section R314.2, I.R.C.
Carbon Monoxide Alarms:
  • Locate outside of each separate sleeping area in the immediate vicinity of the bedrooms. Required for all dwelling units with attached garage and/or containing gas appliance(s), section R315.1, I.R.C.
  • Manually tested in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications as listed under UL2034, section R315.4, I.R.C. ***Please note: Plastic dust covers must be removed.
  • Approved and listed combination smoke /carbon monoxide alarms may be installed to satisfy the above regulations. Also, in lieu of carbon monoxide alarms, a "carbon monoxide detection system" (detection and audible notification may be used). ***Please note: The system must be owned by the homeowner and shall be monitored by an approved supervising station, section R315.2, I.R.C.