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Smoke Detector in San Francisco

Old Smoke Alarms are Radioactive

We can learn from the city of Piedmont, California, where the Fire Marshal no longer allows ionization smoke detectors. If you look hard you will find this warning in very small type: 

"Contains Radioactive Material Americium 241 1.0 Microcurie"
San Francisco still allows the ionization unit, which does a fairly good job in living areas, but tends to cause false alarms near bathrooms and kitchens. In over half the houses I go into, I find the smoke alarms have been deactivated, are missing a battery, or the battery connection has been unplugged. New smoke detector units are photo-electric, so shower steam, cooking odors, and tobacco smoke won't cause false alarms.

The new units I provide offer several advanced features:
  • 10 year lithium-ion battery
  • LED light sensors
  • Non-radioactive
  • Hush button which allows alarm to be silenced for 15 or 20 minutes
The new units are not sensitive to shower steam, cooking odors or tobacco smoke, minimizing the number of irritating false alarms.

According to a recent article in the San Francisco Chronicle, the Superior Court allowed a landowner to plead no contest to three counts of involuntary manslaughter for failing to maintain a working smoke alarm in a rental home.

Smoke alarms are required in the hallway outside the bedrooms on each floor, as well as in each bedroom or sleeping room.  Exception: a bedroom that has been converted into a home office or a room where no one sleeps is not considered a "sleeping room." However a living room with a bed or day bed where someone sleeps is a sleeping room. Smoke alarms are not required in kitchens, bathrooms, etc. We are trying to protect sleeping people.  It's assumed that if you're up and about then you will be able to take care of any small problems.. An exception might be if someone has Alzheimer's and in that case we could put one in the kitchen. You're also required to have a CO, or carbon monoxide alarm, in the hallway outside of the bedrooms on each floor.



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We Provide Smoke Detectors in the Following Areas

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