January is Carbon Monoxide Awareness Month in New York State

“The life of a carbon monoxide detector is only about 5 years. Check the health of your detectors. Install and replace as needed for the safety of your family,” – William Mattar.

January is Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning Awareness Month in the state of New York. William Mattar law offices would like you and your family to be aware of this lethal gas and its harmful effects.

Amanda’s Law: The Hansen Family from West Seneca, NY worked very hard to get Amanda’s Law passed in 2010, as their daughter tragically passed away from carbon monoxide poisoning while on a sleepover at a friend’s home the year prior. This law requires that carbon monoxide alarms be installed in all new and existing one and two-family homes, multi-family homes, and rentals having any fuel-burning appliance, system, or attached garage. Alarms must be replaced every 5 years and installed on each level of the home and

outside of sleeping areas.

Winter weather forces gas furnaces to cycle more than usual which can cause a fast buildup of carbon monoxide leaking in a home. Since carbon monoxide is odorless and colorless, having a detector is the best way to keep your family safe.

If you need a carbon monoxide detector, they can be found at most home improvement stores and stores with a home and hardware section. Some basic models are about $10, which is a very small investment to help your family stay safe.

Helping Their Neighbors: The Firm in Action:

William Mattar law offices has been spreading awareness on the dangers of carbon monoxide for several years. Because of that awareness, a William Mattar staff member was able to spring into action to help a local family when she learned a local single mother was having trouble with recent furnace repairs and everyone in the home was…

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