CLOSINGS: View Closings

New rules coming for carbon monoxide detectors in homes

Starting July 1 in Iowa, if your home has a fuel-fired heater or appliance, a fireplace, or an attached garage you must have a carbon monoxide alarm.

Posted: Feb. 23, 2018 10:16 AM
Updated: Feb. 23, 2018 11:33 AM

MASON CITY, Iowa - Starting July 1st in Iowa, if your home has a fuel-fired heater or appliance, a fireplace, or an attached garage you must have a carbon monoxide alarm.
Russ Hardy has been a landlord now for more than 40 years, he rents out nearly 200 units within Mason City alone.
When it comes to carbon monoxide detectors he says he's working on getting them in place at each of his rental units but soon with Iowa’s new rule he'll have to make sure it’s done to avoid being penalized.
An alarm needs to be in every existing single-family dwelling, single-family rental unit, and multiple unit residential building, buildings like the ones Hardy owns.
“Our first concern is everybody alright, and we hope that that is the fact the case,” Hardy said.
Hardy's main concern is making sure tenants have batteries inside the carbon monoxide detectors he installs.
He says a lot of times he'll find them without which he says is a tenant's responsibility.
The Mason City Fire Department says it will be up to the rental housing inspectors to enforce the rule.

Article Comments

Mason City
Overcast
46° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 39°
Albert Lea
Overcast
45° wxIcon
Hi: 53° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 38°
Austin
46° wxIcon
Hi: 59° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 40°
Charles City
Overcast
48° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 42°
Rochester
Overcast
45° wxIcon
Hi: 51° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 37°
Rain ending tonight and sun returns
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Apprenticeship Signing Day

Image

"Unplanned" movie shines light on abortion debate

Image

Storm Team 3 Forecast

Image

New tree planted at Assisi Heights

Image

Property tax bills to be discussed at Garner City Council meeting

Image

College student with Tourette Syndrome speaks out

Image

Man dies after falling off a hotel roof

Image

Update on shooting in Austin

Image

Tracking A Few Dry Spots Before More Rain

Image

My Money: Tips to help kids save money

Community Events