Many don’t know that the installation of carbon monoxide detectors have specific requirements outlined by California law (Health and Safety Code sections 13260 to 13263 and 17296 to 17296 2) that need to be adhered and considered by the contractors hired to remodel your home!
All existing single-family dwellings have carbon monoxide detectors installed and that all other types of dwelling units intended for human occupancy have carbon monoxide detectors installed on or before January 1, 2013. The requirement applies to a duplex, lodging house, dormitory, hotel condominium, time-share and apartment among others.
Furthermore the State building code requires specific compliance with installation of carbon monoxide detectors:
State building code requires at a minimum, placement of carbon monoxide detectors in applicable properties outside of each sleeping area, and on each floor in a multi-level dwelling but additional or different requirements mav apply depending on local building standards and manufacturer instructions An owner who fails to install a carbon monoxide detector when required by law and continues to fail to install the detector after being given notice by a governmental agency could be liable for a fine of up to $200 for each violation. A transfer of a property where a seller, as an owner, has not installed carbon monoxide detectors, when required to do so by law. will not be invalidated, but the seller/owner could be subject to damages of up to $100. plus court costs and attorney fees Buyer and Seller are each advised to consult with their own home inspector contractor or building department to determine the exact location for installation of carbon monoxide detectors. Buyer is advised to consult with a professional of Buyer’s choosing to determine whether the property has carbon monoxide detectors) installed as required by law, and if not to discuss with their counsel the potential consequences
These kinds of regulations are in place for the protection of the dwelling residents. We at TME Construction are fully compliant with state and local building codes that will help keep you and your family safe.