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Detectors: Placing your carbon monoxide detectors for maximum safety

by Dawn & Dennis Martin- The Martin Team 03/20/2022

Carbon monoxide leaks are an emergency situation. Gas stoves, dryers, furnaces, wood-burning fireplaces and other gas or flame-ignited appliances are all potential sources of carbon monoxide leaks. Carbon monoxide poisoning causes headaches, nausea and other symptoms, which can turn into a life-threatening emergency with continued exposure to this gas. But don't fret.

Carbon monoxide detectors can provide you with an immediate alert when a leak is detected, allowing you and your household to get to safety outside as soon as possible. Keep the following tips in mind when placing carbon monoxide detectors for the best protection possible.

Place detectors at the right level

Carbon monoxide detectors work best when you place them roughly five feet above floors. Putting them too low might cause them to be less effective at detecting carbon monoxide leaks, since carbon monoxide is lighter than air. You can put carbon monoxide detectors on ceilings if you don't have a good spot to put them on the wall.

Keep detectors away from flame sources

Putting carbon monoxide detectors too close to flame sources could cause them to go off when there is no carbon monoxide leak. Keep these detectors away from fireplaces and any flame-producing appliances, such as gas stoves.

Place detectors in safe areas

Carbon monoxide detectors should be kept out of the reach of kids and pets, so they don't play with them or accidentally set them off by pressing buttons. Keeping detectors out of reach also protects them from damage.

Install a detector on every floor

Each floor in your home should have at least one carbon monoxide detector, which helps ensure, no matter where a leak is occurring, the nearest carbon monoxide detector will detect it and alert you and your household.

Place a detector near sleeping areas

Carbon monoxide leaks can occur during the night when you and your household are sound asleep. Having a carbon monoxide detector near sleeping areas in your home helps ensure you and yours will wake up via the alert in the middle of the night, so you can get to safety.

Test detectors regularly

Check your carbon monoxide detectors regularly, such as once a week, to make sure they're working. Replace the batteries in these detectors every year to keep them working properly.

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Dawn & Dennis Martin- The Martin Team

A Winning Tradition Together, Dennis and Dawn Martin represent a winning tradition for home buyers and sellers throughout the Denver Metro area. Like the great Rocky Mountains themselves, this father and daughter business team continues to stand tall when it comes to providing the highest level of real estate service possible.  

Competitive, caring and fiercely committed to always going the extra mile on behalf of the people they serve, Dennis and Dawn view each client they serve as another member of there extended family. They believe great service stands the test of time, which is why they're always looking for new and better ways to improve on there already high standards.  

It's also why so much of their business comes from referrals and past clientele. Call them before your next move and put their winning traditions to work for you.  

A Fitting Partnership As native residents, Dennis and Dawn Martin are proud to be part of this rich heritage, Indeed, those who know them best will tell you they are yet another great Rocky Mountain tradition,  That's because this unique father and daughter business team have been making a positive difference in the lives of local residents throughout the Denver Metro area for several generations.  

The Martins like to refer to their service as "Hi Tech and Hi Touch. Dawn is the computer savvy entrepreneur who utilizes the very latest technology to streamline the home buying an selling process for clients,   Dennis the hands on consultant who pride himself on his extremely personal and caring service. For clients, however, it's really the best of both worlds, which is why so many people , including their kids and grandchildren, return to the Martins for all their real estate needs.  

So when you're ready to buy or sell your next home in the Denver Metro area, tap into another great Rocky Mountain tradition. Give Dennis and Dawn Martin a call. With over 50 years of local real estate experience between them they represent A Winning Tradition for home buyers and sellers alike