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  • There are an increasing number of home safety detectors:
  • Smoke Detectors alert there may be a fire
  • Heat detectors (like smoke) but in a kitchen to avoid nuisance alarms.
  • Carbon Monoxide detectors to alert a potentially fatal defective flue.
  • Gas detector to alert unspent gas could result in an explosion.
  • Moisture detector to alert the humidification is too high or low.
  • Remote temperature thermostats alert landlords / agents to the risk of freezing pipes in winter if heating is below 13 degrees.

See also

  • Testing smoke and CO detectors is a legal requirement at the start of a tenancy
  • Acts of Parliament - regarding smoke alarms
Published: 24 September 2015 Last Updated: 29 November 2021