Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Here is some more information about Carbon Monoxide Detectors:

1. Carbon monoxide detectors do NOT function as smoke detectors

2. Smoke detectors do Not work as carbon monoxide detectors.

3. Only select detectors which are officially approved (and kite marked where appropriate) to at least one of the major CO Alarm standards

4. Follow manufacturer’s recommendations for placement in your home.

5. Treat all activations as real, and get the activation checked out by a professional

6. Evacuate everyone from your home immediately, leaving the door open for ventilation on your way out.

7. Notify the fire service from a neighbors home.

8. Test CO detectors at least once a month, following the manufacturer’s instructions.

9. Replace CO detectors and batteries according to the manufacturer’ s instructions. (every five years normally)