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Carbon Monoxide Detectors: New Rules!

Yesterday new laws came into affect which require Carbon Monoxide Detectors to be in every residential dwelling. 

Carbon Monoxide alarms will now be required near all sleeping areas and in all service rooms and adjacent sleeping areas in multi-residential units.

 
"Safety is one of our key values, and we're committed to helping ensure there are no deaths in Ontario due to carbon monoxide exposure," said William Bishop, Manager, Emergency Programs Office, Enbridge Gas Distribution. "We urge all of our customers to take action and ensure they have a working carbon monoxide alarm in their homes outside sleeping areas."

Also keep in mind that Carbon Monoxide Detectors have an expiry date. It is important to ensure you detector is valid. Batteries should also be changed once a year.

These small tasks can help prevent incidences and deaths from this silent killer which claims roughly 50 lives in Canada each year, and roughly 11 in Ontario alone.

Let's Stay Safe!