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Should Your Rental Properties Have Carbon Monoxide Detectors? Yes!

George Trombley - Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Property Management Blog

By Blackbird Realty

LAS VEGAS, NV. – Do you own rental properties in Las Vegas? If so, your rentals most likely have smoke detectors but the BIG question is if those rentals have carbon monoxide detectors.

If the answer is no, you should install carbon monoxide detectors in your rental properties ASAP because, carbon monoxide is odorless, tasteless and colorless gas that can be lethal to pets and humans.

Carbon Monoxide Horror Stories 

Last December, a 23-year-old Tampa woman was awakened by her two carbon monoxide detectors at 4 A.M. Everything seemed fine in her condo, but she called the fire department just in case–a decision that saved her life, as well as several others’.

A neighbor had accidentally left her car running in the building’s attached garage, sending poisonous gas into the units above. All of the residents were evacuated by firefighters, including the car’s owner, who was found unresponsive in her condo and was carried to safety.

In Florida, carbon monoxide detectors have been required in new buildings with gas appliances, fireplaces, and attached garages since 2008. However, this condo was built in 2004. Not a single resident would have been alerted of the threat had the woman’s mother not insisted that she install carbon monoxide detectors in her condo earlier that year.

Carbon Monoxide detectors can save lives and like smoke alarms they are affordable and only cost between $50 and $100 so there’s no reason to not equip your rentals with these detectors because they can and do save lives.

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