Question: How Can I Test My Carbon Monoxide Detector?

By | March 29, 2010

CO Check: CO Alarm Test Gas in Aerosol Can

Now that you have gone and done something very wise, like installing carbon monoxide detectors in your home, you may find yourself asking, “Hmmm… How do I TEST a carbon monoxide detector?”

So glad you asked!

Now you COULD get up on a ladder and exhale cigarette smoke into the thing to see if it goes off, but we really think that sounds like a BAD IDEA. So does running a hose from the tailpipe of an automobile into the house and closing all the doors and windows… and waiting to see if the alarm goes off before you pass out.

Instead, you can do the smart thing and pick up CO Check: CO Alarm Test Gas in Aerosol Can. Much, much safer than the aforementioned methods and does not require the use of cigarettes or gasoline engines!

Simply aim the nozzle in the direction of the detector, press the aerosol dispenser, and let the CO get at your detector. See instructions on can for specific testing procedures, though, before you begin your testing.

Test Products: Flammable Gas and Carbon Monoxide Detector
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