Forms are available from the Township of Norwich Fire Department for landlords and tenants regarding the installation of smoke alarms in rental properties.
When installing smoke alarms, refer to the manufacturer’s instructions for information about correct placement. Test your smoke alarms every month using the test button.
Replace smoke alarm batteries at least once a year, and whenever the low-battery warning chirps. Replace smoke alarms with new ones if they are more than ten years old. Steam from the shower or cooking in the oven, stove or toaster can cause smoke alarms to activate.
Do not remove the battery. Instead, try moving the alarm to a different location, or purchase a smoke alarm with a hush feature that will temporarily silence the alarm.