New Jersey Smoke Detector Requirements Changed This Year

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New Jersey smoke detector requirements changed this year and it’s a good thing.  I’m writing this blog article because almost everyone I’ve bumped into knows nothing about this. The Scope of Things Smoke detectors are not required to be wired in to homes built before 1977.  Doing a quick search in the New Jersey MLS, you find that around 65% of all single family homes on the market were built…

Fire Code Inspections When Selling Your House

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Fire Code Inspections When Selling Your House New Jersey requires all residential properties being sold or rented to have fire code inspections.  Required are smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors and a fire extinguisher.  Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors can be battery operated for resale properties but new construction needs them permanently wired into the electrical system. Both smoke and carbon monoxide detectors must be within 10 feet of all bedrooms.  Smoke detectors…