Keeping You and Your Family Safe

A new law was passed in Colorado last year that flew under the radar of most homeowners — probably because you don’t have to worry about it until you sell your house. But my suggestion is you worry about it right now.

Here it is: if your house has a fuel-fired heater or appliance (e.g., gas furnace, stove, dryer, fireplace — and who of us doesn’t have at least one of these in our house?) or an attached garage, you must install a carbon monoxide alarm within 15 feet of the entrance to each bedroom prior to offering the property for sale or lease. For most houses, that means plugging one alarm into an upstairs hallway outlet. That’s it. About $25 at Home Depot or Lowe’s.

I recommend you don’t wait until you’re ready to sell your home – do it now and keep your family safe.