- Carbon Monoxide Detectors do NOT function as smoke Detectors.
- Smoke Detectors do NOT work as Carbon Monoxide Detectors.
- Only select Detectors which are officially approved (and kite-marked where appropriate) to at least one of the major CO Alarm standards.
- Follow manufacturer’s recommendations for placement in your home.
- Treat all activations as real and get the activation checked out by a professional.
- Evacuate everyone from your home immediately leaving the door open for ventilation on your way out.
- Notify the Fire Service from a neighbor’s home.
- Test CO Detectors at least once a month, following the manufacturer’s instructions.
- Replace CO Detectors and batteries according to the manufacturer’ s instructions (every five years normally).
- Get a Carbon Monoxide Alarm sent home to you today if you need one.
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Placement of your Carbon Monoxide Detector