I've heard a lot about carbon monoxide (CO). Is it really that bad? If so, what can I do about it?
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a silent and deadly killer. CO is odorless, colorless, and tasteless. If it is in your house, you may never know it until it is too late.

For your protection, the Fire Department recommends that you purchase CO detectors for your house. How many you need will depend on the design of your house. Make sure to have one in the basement, one by your sleeping area, and one by the garage. If you have a separate laundry room and you have a gas dryer, it is not a bad idea to have one in that room as well.

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1. Are smoke detectors really that important?
2. What kind of maintenance do I need to perform on a smoke detector?
3. Where do I install a new detector?
4. Do smoke detectors ever need to be replaced?
5. I've heard a lot about carbon monoxide (CO). Is it really that bad? If so, what can I do about it?
6. I've been thinking about purchasing a fire extinguisher for my home. What kind of extinguisher should I buy? Where should I put it?
7. I have other questions about home fire safety. Who should I call for help?