A Publication of WTVP

Fire is probably one of the scariest words that can be heard in the insurance business. Over the years, technology has helped to improve the ability to detect fires earlier, which helps to eliminate possible damage or injury. Smoke detectors and alarm systems have really helped to eliminate this danger. In recent years, carbon monoxide has been recognized as a greater threat in our homes, and again, the technology to detect this risk has improved. In January of 2007, a new law went into effect in the state of Illinois related to the requirements of equipping your home or rental property with carbon monoxide detectors.

The primary features of the law are:

Alarms can be battery-powered, plug-in with battery back-up or wired into the AC power line with a secondary battery back-up. The alarm can be combined with smoke detecting devices if the combined unit complies with specific standards and the alarm differentiates the hazard. IBI