Topic: Does DCRA require wired smoke detectors in old construction rowhomes?
Does DCRA require wired smoke detectors in old construction rowhomes?
I’m leaving the country for a few years and would like to rent out my house while I’m gone. It’s an old DC rowhome. In reading the DCRA requirements, it seems like I need to have wired smoke detectors (ie, all detectors need to be connected together, so that when one goes off, they all go off), but I’ve also seen references that the requirement is for new construction or multi-family units. Since my house is brick and plaster, I’d really rather not punch holes everywhere and try to run wires throughout the house.
Surely this is a common situation in DC. Has anybody else converted their home into a rental property? Did DCRA require wired smoke detectors even in old construction, single family homes? Looking for people with actual experience please, not just opinions from reading the DCRA website. Thanks.