Carbon Monoxide Detectors in all homes required in Feb. 2011

November 9, 2010

Did you know that there’s a new law coming requiring carbon monoxide detectors in all one and two family homes? A Carbon Monoxide detector will be required in the basement and each floor level except attic effective February 2011. 

New construction homes will need to have the alarms hard-wired into the home’s system. Existing homes can use detectors charged by battery. Homes with no attached garage, no fuel burning appliances and no fireplaces are exempt. The rule is already in effect for multi-family dwellings.

Carbon Monoxide is a poisonous gas that cannot be detected by humans. Protect the people in your home or the properties you own by reading more about the law here compliments of the Wisconsin Realtors Association.

Do you have a carbon monoxide detector in your home already? One on each floor? Let us know and please share this article if you think others would find it useful. We also wrote a previous article about it here.

Thanks for reading the  First Weber Wisconsin real estate blog about the new requirement of carbon monoxide detectors.

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