We have just moved into a new rental property which is much bigger than our previous house.
I am curious about where we should install the smoke detectors as DH and I have differing opinions and his idea is similar to what I have found on the internet - installing detector along the corridor/passage way to bedrooms.
A bit of background. I use a small heater in the ensuite bathroom to warm it up before our baths. It is a Kambrook (sp) and it does cut off heating if it gets too warm. I dont usually stay around to wait for it to warm up the bathroom.
I also use a free-standing column heater in my master room on low setting the whole night.
Should I not install the smoke alarm in the ensuite bathroom? If the heater catches fire, wont it be sensible that the alarm go off there so we can act, rather than waiting for the smoke to come out of it into the master bedroom and then out to the corridor? I thought that would be too late.
And should we install one detector in the master room as well?
And the gas heater is in the laundry room. The dishwasher, washing machine and dryer are all there. My dog sleeps there. We will be checking with the landlord if it has been serviced and checked re Carbon Monoxide. Should we also install one smoke detector there cos DH thinks there is no need. If he just install one along the corridor leading to the bedrooms, I doubt if the laundry room catches fire, we can escape! That room is all the way at the front of the corridor/passageway.
Sorry for the long post and no floor plan to demonstrate.