Hi Friends,Relatives and Trusted Clients:
Something very important to us all has crossed my desk and I feel you need to be aware,
We had a speaker, Marc McGinn, City of Albany Fire Department, at our monthly dinner meeting of the Golden Gate Chapter of the American Society of Home Inspectors. Albany just passed an ordinace requiring a photoelectric type of Smoke Detector/Alarm and removing all Ionization type detector/alarms. Ionization type appear to be in most homes in the Country and fail at an alarming rate. CHECK OUT THE LINKS. If the link does not work, try cut and paste to your browser line.
If your detectors are the Ionization type they will have warning for a small amount of radioactive material printed somewhere. These are junk. Immediately buy and install the photoelectric type, Costco 2 for $25. If you can’t determine which type you have replace them anyway. If you have none or just one, shame on you get more and pass this on!
The sfgate article on this issue which provides lots of info is at:
He also mentioned:
The World Fire Safety Foundation of Australia at
There are several must watch videos and articles on this site.
Butler Property Inspections, LLC
The Picture is the Older Kind–Not the Photoelectric One.
Thanx Brett for the great update on where our smoke detectors are headed for the future and giving me your permission and allowing me to post this for all of you to see.
I would like to thank Kathy York from Kathy York Realty in Vallejo/Benicia for sending me this email from Brett. If you need a great Realtor in Vallejo/Benicia let me know and I will connect you with her. Thanx. Steffan
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