FAQ:Carbon Monoxide Devises

View of San Francisco buildingsCitiScape Property Management Group in San Francisco has provided clear, concise information about carbon monoxide devices. Carbon Monoxide is a clear, odorless gas, but one that can be detected by monitors. It does not replace a smoke detector!

As many (but still not all) Californian's know, in July 2011 Senate Bill 183 was passed, requirement all single-family homes with an attached garage or a fossil fuel source to install carbon monixide alarms by July 1, 2011. As of January 1, 2013, this law also applies to owners of multi-family leased or rental dwellings.

It is simple to comply with the law, and your safety might depend upon it.

If you would like a copy of the FAQ sheet CitiScape provided condo owners of properties they manage, please send me a note, with your email address, and I'll pass it on to you.

--- Come for a visit; Stay for a lifetime!

Lottie Kendall, Realtor®


CA DRE#10215160; 650-465-4547









Comment balloon 4 commentsLottie Kendall • September 18 2013 10:05PM


I don't think it's a law to install them in my area, but I think it's a great safety precaution.

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) over 7 years ago

Lottie - A lot of people don't know about this law.  It's cheap and easy to comply.  For around $20 you can keep you and your family safe from Carbon Monoxide poisoning. 

Posted by Jim Patton, Realtor - Stanislaus ,Merced, San Joaquin Counties ( Aspire Home Real Estate 209-404-0816) over 7 years ago

Hi Roger - it's even easier to install a CO monitor than a smoke detector--many models plug into an outlet!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 7 years ago

Jim, you're right! Inexpensive, easy (plug into an outlet!) and readily available at a hardware or 'big box' store.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 7 years ago