Smoke detectors: instructions for use

Smoke detectors: instructions for use

Journalist Magalie Boissin is on the France 2 set to take stock of the installation of smoke detectors.

Smoke detectors must be installed by March 8. Regarding support, “the law is very clear, it is the owner who must take care of it […]. On the other hand, it is up to the tenant to ensure the maintenance, for example to change the batteries.“, Explains the journalist. For the advice of purchase, it is necessary“avoid low-end detectors at 4 or 5 euros. A good detector is worth between 10 and 30 euros. It must absolutely carry the standard ‘CE, NF, 14604’“, She specifies.

No sanction

The installation must be done “on the ceiling, one per floor if you live in a house, the best is to place them in the landings and corridors that lead to the bedrooms to prevent at night in case of fire and away from water features that give off steam“. The law does not provide for any sanction in the event of non-installation. “In the event of a claim, your insurer is required to compensate all material damage in the same way. The deductible to pay is the one listed in your contract“, She concludes.