Thank you First Alert for sponsoring this post. Don’t let the beep steal your sleep.
And just like that, our summer break is coming to an end. We are home from our beach rendezvous and it is ON around here. School starts next week which means exactly 876 emails and forms are flying around about carpools, volunteer opps, immunizations, uniforms (yes, that’s a new thing for us this year!), parent night, meet the teachers, sports schedules….
And if you are like me, you have lists a mile long trying to keep it all straight.
So today I just want to help pass along a very important message and reminder to add one more very important thing to your list….
Replace Carbon Monoxide Alarm
Because as a homeowner and a mom, there are some things too important to just keep at the bottom of the list. Smoke alarms are probably a more obvious one. And I think WE ALL COLLECTIVELY checked our smoke alarms last January after that fateful episode of This is Us, right? (Oh whhhhhyyyyyyy Jack…whyyyyy?)
But don’t forget about your CO alarm too!
With so much on all of our plates all of the time, I know it’s things like this that get pushed to the bottom of the lists to get done. #guilty I was thrilled to receive this safety kit from First Alert with everything I need to help keep my family safe.
To make this easy for you, here is a quick refresher all about Carbon Monoxide and why alarms are so important.
WHAT IS CARBON MONOXIDE? Carbon Monoxide is an invisible, odorless and deadly gas that can be produced by any fuel-burning device. But CO alarms detect this poisonous gas and provide early warning.
SOURCES OF CARBON MONOXIDE? CO can be produced by any fuel-burning device, such as a furnace, boiler, stove, or cars.
WHERE SHOULD YOU INSTALL CARBON MONOXIDE ALARMS AND HOW MANY DETECTORS DO YOU NEED?
It is recommended that you have one carbon monoxide detector on each level of your home and one in each bedroom.
The life of a carbon monoxide detector is seven years. Many states adopted new building codes that took effect in 2011. In most of these cases, this means that one-and-two-family homes feature carbon monoxide alarms whose useful life of seven years is expiring or will expire soon. The states affected are California, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma Oregon, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.
These alarms were super easy to install and I feel great knowing we have these First Alert alarms in place. Especially with a bedroom over the garage….
Here is a quick 2 minute video that explains it all as well.
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