As the height of the spring selling season approaches, you are reminded to schedule smoke and carbon monoxide detector inspections early to avoid any impact on closings. Please be mindful that the Boston Fire Department has limited resources, and due to the speed and volume with which transactions can occur at this time of year, plus the challenges inherent in navigating city traffic there are only so many inspections that can performed daily. Currently, inspectors can complete and issue, on average, just 12 certifications a day.
For this reason, Boston Deputy Fire Chief Brian Tully Sr. encourages brokerages and agents to apply for a smoke and CO detector inspection appointment immediately upon securing a property listing. Simply put, attempts to apply for a certification just a few days or even a week or two in advance of a scheduled closing date will not be able to be accommodated. In Boston, certifications are valid for 90 days. Apply for smoke and carbon monoxide detector inspection online here
For more information, visit the Boston Fire Dept.’s Office of Fire Prevention website
. For questions or concerns, you may contact Deputy Chief Tully at email@example.com