Carbon Monoxide Detector Requirements in Effect

Starting January 1, 2013 all multi-family lease or rental dwellings in California–including RCFEs–must comply with the state carbon monoxide alarm requirements.  Are you in compliance?  Click here to learn more:   Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on Carbon Monoxide (CO) Devices

7 Responses to “Carbon Monoxide Detector Requirements in Effect”

  1. FAQs are not currently available for review. It appears to be a bad posting.

  2. Sorry about that. We have fixed the link.

  3. Do we need to have a carbon monoxide alarm even if we do not use gas in any apartment. They are all electrical.

  4. Deborah… I would suggest reviewing the FAQ sheet. It is possible that if there is no attached garage and no fossil fuel appliances your building would not require CO alarms, but don’t forget about your heating system, etc.

  5. So we need one detector for each resident’s room?

  6. Yes Anthony, that is my understanding.

  7. AB-2386 Calls for a Carbon Monoxide “Detector”. I don’t think that is the same as a Carbon Monoxide Alarm. Are we allowed to use an Alarm, which is designed to “detect” the gas? We have a small 6 bed facility.

    Below is a statement of the difference between the two devices.

    A CO alarm is a stand-alone unit which is tested to Underwriters Laboratory (UL) Standard 2034 and has its own built-in power supply and audible device. These units are typically installed in your single family dwelling. They are similar to your smoke alarm. A CO detector is a system unit which is tested to UL Standard 2075 and is designed to be used with a fire alarm system and receives its power from the fire alarm panel.

    Thank you,

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