October 2014 - Code Compliance

CO Alarms Mandatory in Residential Homes Beginning Today

October 15, 2014


Bill 77 updates the Ontario’s Fire Code requiring CO alarms near all sleeping areas and in service rooms if the dwelling is equipped with a fuel-fired appliance or an attached garage.

The alarms can be hardwired, battery-operated or plugged into the wall and will help alert families about the silent killer.

CO is odourless and colourless and mimics the same symptoms as the flu such as, nausea, headache, light-headed, and sleepiness.

More than 50 people die from carbon monoxide poisoning each year in Canada. The first Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week is November 1-8.