Can you put a smoke detector on a shelf?

Smoke detectors should be installed on every level of your home to detect rising smoke from a fire. They should be placed inside or directly outside of each bedroom and common areas, and in laundry rooms and kitchens where fires can originate.

Just so, can you mount a smoke detector vertically?

1 Answer. You can mount them vertically, but they have to be installed 4-12 inches (spacing usually on the instructions) from the ceiling. So it might be better to put in on the column than the beam, depending on how large that beam is.

Also, where should a smoke detector be placed in a bedroom? According to the NFPA, smoke alarms should be placed in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of your home. In addition, industry experts recommend having both photoelectric and ionization alarms for optimal protection against flaming and smoldering fires.

Also, where should smoke alarms not be placed?

Do not install a Smoke Alarm directly over the stove or range. Clean a laundry room unit frequently to keep it free of dust or lint. Near fresh air vents, ceiling fans, or in very drafty areas. Drafts can blow smoke away from the unit, preventing it from reaching sensing chamber.

Should you put a smoke detector in the laundry room?

You should have a smoke detector inside each bedroom, in the hallway outside sleeping areas and at the bottom of each stairwell. Also consider putting a smoke detector in the laundry room. If you mount the smoke detector on a wall, it should be placed between 6 and 12 inches below the ceiling.

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