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.