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Global Inc., a global services company (NYSE: GLO), announced today that the company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Orkin, expanded its presence in Mexico, South America, China and Southeast Asia with the addition of seventeen new franchises...

Replacement Alarms: Meeting NYC Requirements

Brooklyn Property Management Blog of ProRealty

Global Inc., a global services company (NYSE: GLO), announced today that the company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Orkin, expanded its presence in Mexico, South America, China and Southeast Asia with the addition of seventeen new franchises...

NY requires all smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to have a non-replaceable 10-year battery that is sealed.

Carbon monoxide detectors are also required in dormitories, nursing homes, and schools. The carbon monoxide detectors must be installed within 15 feet of the primary entrance to each sleeping room. This applies to all multiple dwellings and one-family and two-family homes.

Tenant Responsibility. … A landlord has limited ability to ensure working smoke detectors in a rental property if the tenant or the tenant’s guests do not takeresponsibility for proper maintenance and upkeep.

Where to Place?

Smoke alarms should be installed at least 10 feet (3 meters) from a cooking appliance to minimize false alarms when cooking. Mount smoke alarms high on walls or ceilings (remember, smoke rises). Wall-mounted alarms should be installed not more than 12 inches away from the ceiling (to the top of the alarm).

The law requires all smoke detectors in New York State to be powered by a 10-year, sealed, non-removable battery or hardwired to the home. … According to theFire Code of New York State, smoke alarms should be located in each room used for sleeping purposes and in every hallway.

In order to ensure that your home has maximum protection, it’s important to have aCO detector on every floor. Five feet from the ground. Carbon monoxide detectors can get the best reading of your home’s air when they are placed five feet from the ground. Near every sleeping area.

To read the exact bill you can go to this link here: https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2015/a9207

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