Are carbon monoxide (CO) alarms installed and maintained in your home? CO alarms inside your home provide an early warning of the presence of deadly carbon monoxide gas.
The Burbank Fire Department offers the following tips:
- Install and maintain CO alarms in a central location outside each separate sleeping area, on every level of the home, and in other locations, as required by laws, codes, or standards.
- Test CO alarms once a month and replace them if they fail to respond correctly when tested.
- Replace the CO alarm according to manufacturer’s instructions or when the end-of-life signal sounds.
- If you have combination a smoke/carbon monoxide alarm, know the difference between the sound of each alarm. CO alarms are not substitutes for smoke alarms and vice versa.