Carbon Monoxide Detectors in your Shrewsbury, MA home are a necessary safety feature

co_detector_factsheetSHREWSBURY, Massachusetts – Most every person in this country and certainly in the Shrewsbury area knows the importance of installing and keeping their fire alarms properly maintained. You know…change the batteries when you change your clocks, etc.

Less well known, but equally important, is to install and maintain carbon monoxide detectors in their homes. Every year in our country approximately two hundred people die from carbon monoxide poisoning, so it’s impossible to stress enough just how imperative this is.

A few years ago, many states (including Massachusetts) modified the extant smoke detector regulations to include Carbon Monoxide Detectors on every floor of every home.  As such, if you are planning to sell your Shrewsbury property, I can stop trying to convince you right here, because you really have no choice – as it is a required element to pass your mandated smoke detector certification for closing.

Ways to avoid Carbon Monoxide poisoning in your home:

  • Purchase a carbon monoxide detector to place within 10 feet of every sleeping area in your home.
  • Change the batteries yearly, when you change your fire alarm batteries.
  • Have your furnace and fireplace checked regularly by a professional.
  • Use your generators properly.
  • Avoid “warming up” your car if the garage is attached to your home.

For more general information on how to install a carbon monoxide detector see EHow’s Instructions at: That’s a really great overview at the national level, but here in Shrewsbury there are some more specific requirements that must be met at well. Reach out to me if you have any questions, and I can tell you some of what I’ve learned from a few hundred of these inspections.


About Steve Levine

For nearly three decades, Steve Levine of REMAX Professional Associates, has been one of the top Real Estate agents in the Central Massachusetts.  A ten-time honoree as #1 REMAX Agent in New England, he brings to the table the experience that comes from working successfully with over 2000 Buyers and Sellers, through all types of real estate markets.  Adept at everything from land development, to custom home building, to residential single family and condo sales, his “can do” approach has made him one of the most sought after agents in the region.

A consummate marketing aficionado, and recognized as one of the most innovative Realtors in the industry, he has spoken nationally on many occasions, training other real estate agents on customer service, marketing, and web presence, and is currently developing a suite of instructional videos designed to enable agents to take their business to the next level.

When not out selling Massachusetts’s real estate, Steve is a passionate photographer, musician and writer, and is constantly looking for new ways to express himself.

For a private consultation on your Massachusetts real estate needs, he can be reached by email at, by phone at 508 735-4663.

You can also check out his photography website at