Carbon Monoxide Detectors Required by July 1st

Carbon Monoxide Detectors Required by July 1st The San Francisco’s Mayor’s Office, the Department of Building Inspection (DBI), and the San Francisco Fire Department, today announced a City-wide outreach drive to inform residents that effective July 1st a new State law requires owners to install immediately carbon monoxide detectors to safeguard residents’ lives and safety.

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate carbon monoxide (CO), which is an invisible, odorless and colorless gas created by the incomplete combustion of carbon fuels, kills 500 people a year and injures another 20,000 people nationwide.  To prevent these accidental deaths and injuries, the California legislature enacted SB 183 – mandating residential property owners to install carbon monoxide detectors in existing dwelling units having a fossil fuel burning heater or appliance, fireplace, or attached garage. Read more.

Posted on June 21, 2011 | The comments to this entry are closed.