Are Carbon Monoxide Detectors Required for Rental Properties in Boise?

When it comes to carbon monoxide detectors, Boise rentals have different rules, depending on the property and its location. You’ll need to check your local laws and talk to the planning and zoning department in your city, especially if you need to pull a building permit.

Detecting Carbon Monoxide

Carbon monoxide can be fatal when it’s inhaled. It’s hard to detect because it’s a gas that is both colorless and odorless. Appliances that use fuel generate carbon monoxide and if your home isn’t ventilated well or your furnace, hot water heater or other appliance isn’t operating properly, you’re at risk of unleashing an unhealthy level of carbon monoxide into the property. Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include headaches, dizziness and vomiting.

Many property managers and maintenance personnel have switched to a combination smoke detector/carbon monoxide detector. These products send out an alert if any carbon monoxide is detected in the house. You’ll be notified of the problem before anyone can get hurt and you’ll also know that you need to have your systems checked for possible gas leaks.

Installing Carbon Monoxide Detectors

In the city of Boise, and nearby in Meridian, the law requires all multifamily homes to install smoke detectors. Single family homes within city boundaries are also legally required to install them when a building permit is required. It’s a good idea to install the type of detector that protects your tenants and your property from both smoke and carbon monoxide. This will result in a safe environment for the people who are renting your property.

Contact Greater Boise Property Management if you have any questions about the local carbon monoxide rules in your city.

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