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Do I need a carbon monoxide alarm?

If you have sources of carbon monoxide, often through an attached garage, fireplace or gas-fueled appliances, you should have an operational alarm in your home. Common sources for carbon monoxide include: furnaces, boilers, gas stoves, gas ovens, gas and wood  fireplaces, water heaters, clothes dryers, wood stoves, power generators, motor vehicles, power tools, lawn equipment, and tobacco smoke

Where should I install my carbon monoxide alarm?

Carbon monoxide alarms should be installed in a central location, outside sleeping areas and on every level of the home. Follow manufacture’s guidelines for placement and mounting height.

How old is too old?

Carbon monoxide alarms can be rated for 5, 7, or 10 years, depending on the manufacture. Follow manufacture’s guidelines but when in doubt, replace the alarm.

How can I tell the age of my alarm?

Date of manufacture can be found on the back of your alarm. If the date is missing or unreadable, replace the alarm.

How do I maintain my alarm?

Test carbon monoxide alarms at least once a month. Replace batteries at least every year. Replace alarms as earlier noted.

What Do the Beeps From Your Carbon Monoxide Alarm Mean?

  • 4 Beeps and a Pause: EMERGENCY. This means that carbon monoxide has been detected in the area, you should move to fresh air, call 9-1-1.

  • 1 Beep Every Minute: Low Battery. It is time to replace the batteries in your carbon monoxide alarm.

  • 5 Beeps Every Minute: End of Life. It is time to replace your carbon monoxide alarm.

Battery Replacement

IN AN EFFORT TO SLOW THE SPREAD OF COVID-19, this service has been temporarily suspended until it is deemed safe to do so. This service requires our staff to enter multiple dwellings a day and has the potential to spread the virus. This is for the safety of ourselves and the public.


Indian Land Fire Rescue will install new carbon monoxide alarms and/or replace the batteries in your existing carbon monoxide alarms, as long as you have the new alarms / batteries and a ladder to access the alarms.

 

Battery Replacement Schedule

The following are the days and times we replace batteries / alarms:

  • Tuesdays from 9am until 11am

  • Thursdays from 1pm until 3pm

If neither of the listed times work for your schedule, please contact us for other options.

 

Carbon Monoxide

We do not endorse or recommend a particular brand of carbon monoxide alarm. The image is an illustration to ensure you get the proper items needed to ensure installation. It is important to ensure the packaging states that it is wired and that the hard wire adapters are included.

 

803-547-2747

185 Six Mile Creek Rd.
Lancaster, SC 29720

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