Washington State Carbon Monoxide Alarm Laws

With the deadline for the new Washington State CO2 Alarm Laws quickly approaching our maintenance will be doing more this December than just decking the halls with boughs of holly. So I decided to do some research to help our maintenance team out.  I checked out the installation requirements and also priced a few sources and this is what I found.

By January 1, 2013 Washington State law requires CO alarms be installed in existing apartments, condominiums, hotels, motels and single-family residences 

Owner-occupied single-family residences, legally occupied before July 26, 2009, are not required to have CO alarms until they are sold. The seller is required to equip the residence with CO alarms before any other person legally occupies the home.

Beginning January 1, 2011, state law required CO alarms to be installed in all new single family homes and residences, including apartments, condominiums, hotels, and motels.

CO alarm installation requirements
1. Alarms must be located outside of each separate sleeping area, in the immediate vicinity of the bedroom and on each level of the residence.
2. Single station carbon monoxide alarms must be listed as complying with UL 2034, and installed in accordance with the code and the manufacturer’s instructions.
3. Combined CO and smoke alarms are permitted.
For more information about Washington State Carbon Monoxide Alarm Laws click here

At this point in this post I was planning on inserting a graph showing pricing on CO2 alarms that I had researched from different sources but after checking through all our catalogs and multiple online sources I could not find anything better than Home Depot at $14.83 each for a case of six.

Kidde Code One Carbon Monoxide Alarm Battery Operated (Pro 6-Pack) Model # 21009327 Internet # 203091028 Store SKU # 110314 $89.00 /CA-Case [from] Code One Carbon Monoxide Alarm Battery Operated (Pro 6-Pack)-21009327 at The Home Depot.

If you have found a better deal please post a comment with the details ~ Thank you and Happy Holidays!

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