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January is carbon monoxide awareness month

Posted at 4:10 PM, Jan 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-08 16:10:08-05

William Mattar law offices is all about helping people. Carbon monoxide is called the ‘silent killer’ because it is colorless, odorless and could be leaking in your home. At high levels this toxic gas can kill a person in minutes. In February 2010, New York State passed ‘Amanda’s Law’ (named after Amanda Hansen) requiring the installation of carbon monoxide detectors in all homes in the state of New York. January is carbon monoxide awareness Month. The best way to protect your loved ones from this gas is with an in-home alarm. Place a detector on EVERY FLOOR and NEAR SLEEPING QUARTERS. Change the batteries on your detector regularly – A good rule of thumb is changing them every spring and fall with the time change. Replace your detector every 5 years to ensure it is in proper working order. Units manufactured after 2009 should have an ‘end of life’ signal but older units won’t.