Where do you install carbon monoxide detectors in your home?
When are detectors required? Beginning July 1, 2011 it became state law in California for carbon monoxide detectors to be installed in most residences. CO (NOT CO2) detectors are required if the residence has an attached garage, fireplace or natural gas heating or appliances.
Where should carbon monoxide detectors be placed? They should be installed specifically outside of each sleeping area in a house (there could be multiple areas), on each level of the house and in the basement also. You may only need one carbon monoxide detector in your house, but you could need several detectors depending on the layout of your home. Make sure to follow the manufacturer’s guidelines on the package first and foremost to ensure you have properly installed your detector. Moreover, if you’re unsure whether you need an additional detector or it is somewhat questionable, keep in mind detectors are fairly inexpensive.
Here is a helpful map to illustrate proper placement.
SDM Home Inspections is your Fair Oaks Home Inspector. If you have questions about where carbon monoxide detectors should be placed in your home, contact us! We will walk you through it!