They should be installed outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home including the basement. The manufacturers’ installation instruction should also be followed.
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Carbon Monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that is produced from heaters, fireplaces, furnaces, and many types of appliances and cooking devices. It can also be produced by vehicles that are idling.
First and foremost, stay calm. As mentioned previously most situations resulting in activation of a carbon monoxide detector are not life-threatening and do not require calling 911.
To determine the need to call 911, ask the following question of everyone in the household:
If the answer to the above by anyone in the household is true, evacuate the household to a safe location and have someone call 911.