Archive for February, 2012
February 20th, 2012 categories: San Diego Real Estate
Courtesy of Property ID Property Zone Reports
Senate Bill 183 Lowenthal (SB183) created the Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act of 2010 (Act). The Act requires carbon monoxide (CO) detectors to be installed in every dwelling unit intended for human occupancy. A CO detector is a device that detects the presence of CO and emits a loud noise to alert occupants that CO is present in order to prevent CO poisoning. Detection of CO in a home environment is impossible without a warning device because CO is colorless, odorless, tasteless, and invisible (unlike smoke from a fire). It is often referred to as the “silent killer” because it is virtually undetectable without using detection technology.
Although the placement and location of carbon monoxide detectors in the home is not clearly spelled out in the Act, the packaging of your CO detector (which can be purchased at any home or hardware store) will provide for the proper placement in your home of your specific device. Installation locations will vary by manufacturer due to the degree of research conducted on that specific type and style of detector. Read and clearly understand the instructions specific to your unit – they are not all the same so PLEASE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS.
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