Carbon Monoxide

CO

Smoke & CO


Starting February 1, 2011, the State of Wisconsin has expanded the requirements for carbon monoxide detectors.


CO detectors will be required in:


  • One and two family homes.
  • Adult family homes providing care, treatment and services for 3 or 4 unrelated adults.
  • Community-based residential facility providing care, treatment and services for 5 to 8 unrelated adults.


Homes built before June 1, 1980, are exempt from this new rule.


Please remember that unlike smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors have a limited life.  Be sure to check with the manufacturer of the detector to determine when the unit needs to be replaced.