CO Detectors Now MandatoryApril 15, 2015
Ontario’s Fire Code has been updated following the passage of Bill 77 last year. As of today (April 15, 2015), Carbon Monoxide Alarms are now required in all homes.
Carbon monoxide alarms will now be required near all sleeping areas in residential homes and in the service rooms, and adjacent sleeping areas in multi-residential units. Carbon monoxide alarms can be hardwired, battery-operated or plugged into the wall.
To summarize the new requirements:
- Testing and maintenance requirements that apply to smoke alarms now apply to CO (Carbon Monoxide) alarms
- CO alarms are mandatory in single dwelling homes that have an attached storage garage and/or a fuel burning appliance.