The time has come! The new state law has passed! The use of Carbon Monoxide Alarms will be required. California’s Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act of 2010 requires that all residential properties with a fossil fuel burning appliance, fireplace or attached garage be equipped with an approved Carbon Monoxide Alarm.
All single family homes must be equipped with a Carbon Monoxide Alarm by JULY 1, 2011 – so if you haven’t already you’re late! All other residential units must have a Carbon Monoxide Alarm by JANUARY 1, 2013.
Only Carbon Monoxide Alarms that are approved by the California State Fire Marshall and have the Underwrites Laboratories Inc. (UL) Certification may be used. Carbon Monoxide Alarms are available at your local hardware and home improvement stores.
For more information you can visit www.socalgas.com keyword search Carbon Monoxide.
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Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CLHMS CRB CRS GREEN GRI
Past President, Orange County Association of Realtors (949) 753-7900