Carbon Monoxide Detector Installation Mandatory For California Residences

Carbon Monoxide Detector Installation Mandatory For California Residences

Homeowners in California have until July 1 to install carbon monoxide detectors in their homes in order to comply with a new state law, according to an article in The Santa Cruz Sentinel. All homes with attached garages, fireplaces, or any gas appliances will need to be equipped with carbon monoxide detectors. Additionally, the California Building Code has enacted a similar requirement, which states that all new homes built after January 1 must have the detectors installed.

California homeowners can purchase carbon monoxide detectors at their local hardware retail store and should follow the instructions closely when installing the devices.

Carbon monoxide poisoning in California can be difficult to diagnose since symptoms often mimic those of other illnesses. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include dizziness, nausea, confusion, headache, chest pain, weakness, and vomiting. Because carbon monoxide is colorless and odorless, it can be hard to identify without an electronic detector. Should an individual be asleep or intoxicated in an area where carbon monoxide is present, they could die before ever experiencing symptoms.

The experienced Santa Cruz carbon monoxide poisoning attorneys at Caputo & Van Der Walde can help you understand your legal rights if you have suffered due to carbon monoxide poisoning. We have the necessary resources to hold negligent parties accountable for their actions and earn you the fair and just compensation you deserve. To learn more about the personal injury law firm of Caputo & Van Der Walde, call (800) 900-0863 for a free and confidential consultation.