Where is your Carbon Monoxide Detector?
Carbon Monoxide Detector Location
My greatest wish is to save your life. However, in order to do this, I need to ask you a question. And that question is, where is your carbon monoxide detector located? When you read on I’ll explain where the detector of this odorless, colorless gas should be.
Bunny and I are in a lot of homes, probably 100 or more every month. And one of the things I always look for is the location of the carbon monoxide detectors. Why? Because most of the time they are not in the proper locations.
Where Should They Be?
You see most people are aware that the carbon monoxide detectors should be located near the bedrooms. To be specific, code requires them to be with 10 foot of the bedroom doorways. And if one detector can’t be within 10 foot pf all bedrooms, multiple detectors are required. Most of the time this requirement is followed. And, smoke detectors are required in the same 10 foot distance. Where many people make the mistake is in how high off the floor the carbon monoxide detectors are located.
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Most people are aware that smoke rises, and smoke detectors should be mounted on the ceiling. And that’s correct. The same people assume that the carbon monoxide detectors should also be located up high, and that’s incorrect. Carbon monoxide is a heavy gas. If it starts to build up, it starts at floor level. By the time it reaches a carbon monoxide detector on the ceiling, it’s too late. You are probably dead.
And if you have a detector which detects both smoke and carbon monoxide, throw it away. By it’s design, it cannot be located properly.
Please ensure that your carbon monoxide detectors are located below head level when you are sleeping. It could save your life
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