How Many Smoke Detectors Should I Have In My House?

Should you have a smoke detector in every room?

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), smoke alarms should be installed on every level of your home, including the basement. Fire detectors should also be installed inside of every bedroom and outside of each sleeping area. There is no such thing as having too many smoke alarms in your home!

How many carbon monoxide detectors should I have in my house?

As a minimum, each home should have one CO detector on each floor, one in or just outside each sleeping area, and one in the basement. In homes where multiple bedrooms adjoin a common hallway, a single detector in the hallway can provide protection for all of the rooms.

What rooms in a house should have smoke detectors?

According to the NFPA, smoke alarms should be placed in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of your home. In addition, industry experts recommend having both photoelectric and ionization alarms for optimal protection against flaming and smoldering fires.

How many residential fire deaths occur in homes without working smoke alarms?

Assuming that figure to be correct, that leaves approximately five million homes without smoke alarms. Overview (From the National Fire Protection Association): Three out of five home fire deaths resulted from fires in properties without working smoke alarms.