Carbon Monoxide

Carbon Monoxide is a quiet and deadly gas with no color or order.  Derry Town Councilor Phyllis Katsakiores just personally had a near miss at her home caused from a crack in her furnace. (As reported in the Union Leader.)

If you haven’t already, be sure to add Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide Detectors to your homes for the safely of your families.

The New Hampshire Law

N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 150:10-a

As of January 1, 2010 any new home must have Carbon Monoxide detectors along with homes that have major renovations, and rental units.  Smoke detectors were already required.

The Massachusetts Law

Nicole’s Law: MGL c.148, s.26F 1/2. Law effective March 31, 2006 requires carbon monoxide detectors in homes. The law is named for 7-year-old Nicole Garofalo who died in January 2005 when a heating vent in her house was blocked by snow drifts, allowing carbon monoxide to accumulate in the home.

 

Disclaimer:  The content of this post is not intended for any other purpose other than to let the reader know the importance of adding smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to homes.  Please contact the professionals for whatever other information you may need.