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Updated Requirement for Carbon Monoxide Alarms

November 18, 2016

As of this year the State of Montana and City of Missoula adopted the 2012 International Residential Codes. With the updated codes came the requirement of all single-family residences, duplexes, and rental units containing a gas appliance (furnace, water heater, fireplace, etc.) must by law have a carbon monoxide (CO) detector. These alarms are required…

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The Deadly Gas: Carbon Monoxide

August 3, 2015

What is Carbon Monoxide? Carbon Monoxide (CO) is an odorless, tasteless and toxic gas produced by the incomplete burning of fuel products such as gasoline, natural gas, kerosene, oil, propane or other materials containing carbon. It often mixes with other odorous gases masking its’ presence. What is Carbon Monoxide Poisoning? Carbon Monoxide poisoning is the…

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