Effective January First, to sell your home you must have Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detectors installed. And they must be of a certain quality as specified in the law. The same requirement is also imposed on rental homes. This change will affect every one or two family home in DeSoto Parish.
Every one or two family dwelling that is sold or leased must meet the new requirements. A smoke detector may be combined with the CO detector as long as it conforms to the specs in the updated law.
For years fire departments have recommended that all homes have smoke and CO detector devices installed. This is the first time it has been required by state law that the CO detectors be installed before a residence could be sold or leased.
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