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How do I know if my CO alarm went off because of Carbon Monoxide?

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Guest Mylene

My Kidde CO detector went off last night. 4 beeps then another 4 beeps after a few seconds. I changed the batteries then reset. Never beeped again since last night. It was a new one our landlord installed a few weeks ago. What could have triggered it? Just want to add that I just finished showering and it was pretty hot inside our bathroom because I closed all windows and turned on a portable ceramic heater. Was it a spike of CO? What should I do? 

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The beeping noise is used to alert you to unsafe CO levels.  It is usually in the form of 4 beeps, a pause, then 4 more beeps.  This pattern is repeated continuously until the CO level drops or until you press the “mute” button. So this would indicate it detected CO, but as it cleared after your actions, I would imagine that an unsafe level of CO did not remain and a spike had activated the detector which is now cleared. What I would do is monitor the detector and if any of your actions repeat the situation take appropriate actions to prevent the spike.

If you have any doubts contact the gas board and seek their advice.

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Guest Mickey

Hello, me and my girlfriend moved into a new build flat in September, and every couple of weeks my co alarm goes off, with the other 2 smoke alarms which are all wired together I'm guessing. They are all kidde frenetic alarms. First time we thought it was a false alarm, couple hours later it went off, so next day we had a gas engineer come in and he couldn't find any problems with the gas/Combi boiler, so then we got someone to fit a new co alarm, but this still goes off every couple off weeks, but it's usually at night 1-3 in the morning, when the heating isn't on or anything, I think I'm going to remove the co alarm completely and get a fire angel battery one, thoughts???

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Guest Amywoo

CO alarm keeps going off, 4 beeps then 4 beeps then 2 beeps. This does not fit any of the manufacturers descriptions for warnings. Continued to go off after 5 mins outside. 

Any advice?

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