Protecting tenants, occupants and guests is always of the utmost importance in building design. Therefore, the construction code prescribes to install and maintain an effective carbon monoxide detection system that notifies residents and authorities when the gas or smoke or both are detected.
Carbon monoxide is a primary factor in accidental deaths throughout the United States. It causes poisoning of a person in minutes and is not visible, because it’s gas.
In an industrial or commercial environment, there can be multiple reasons for carbon monixide to be present in the surrounding atmosphere. Such as various motorized and mechanical equipment that produce carbon monoxide as part of their operation. Such conditions require special carbon monoxide detectors with a wide coverage. Also, regular testing is required.
Missing carbon monoxide detecting equipment can be a cause for receiving a violation. Such violations are usually issued by a housing authority, because they receive complaints through 311 system. A maintenance failure violation can also be issued by an inspector from a Building Department. Usually a re-inspection is required to resolve the violation.