Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas that is extremely poisonous and can kill within minutes. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) over 20,000 people are poisoned by carbon monoxide each year and more than 500 people in the U.S. die annually from carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide poisoning is the leading cause of accidental poisoning death in the United States. Most incidents are caused by poorly-maintained heating systems or gas stoves and gas-powered generators used for heat or power during storms.

What is carbon monoxide?

Carbon monoxide is gas is produced when fossil fuel is incompletely burned. Some of the fuels that produce carbon monoxide are coal, wood, charcoal, oil, kerosene, propane, and natural gas. Products and equipment powered by internal combustion engines such as portable generators, cars, lawn mowers, stoves, lanterns, gas ranges and gas heating systems also produce carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide poisoning can cause cognitive impairment, loss of consciousness, coma, and often death.

Anyone can be exposed to this dangerous gas and the problem is that it is very hard to identify. Carbon monoxide poisoning symptoms may include dizziness, headaches, nausea, vomiting and general confusion. Carbon monoxide poisoning is a safety hazard that we should always keep in mind. Detecting excess amounts of carbon monoxide gas is easily done with carbon monoxide detectors or alarms. They are similar to smoke detectors. Every home should have at least one carbon monoxide detector. Having a carbon monoxide alarm can save your life. The alarm or detector alerts residents of the presence of this deadly, odorless gas. Without the alarm, everyone inside could die from exposure.

Are carbon monoxide detectors/alarms required in rental properties?

We can all agree that it would be a great idea to have carbon monoxide detectors required by law in every rental home, unfortunately roughly half of the 50 United States require landlords to provide and maintain carbon monoxide detectors. It’s important for landlords to be aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide exposure and keep their tenants safe. If you are a landlord you should do your research and see the laws that apply for your state and your specific situation.

States that require carbon monoxide detectors:

  • Alaska
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Montana
  • New Jersey
  • New Hampshire
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Oregon
  • Rhode Island
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont Virginia
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin
  • West Virginia

If a carbon monoxide detector is not legally required, we would advise tenants to make a wise investment and install them. The best way to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning is by purchasing a carbon monoxide alarm. For professional property management call us today, and we would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

 

Bethan Johnson

Turn Coordinator

Bethan is a Property Manager Assistant. She performs all property inspection and evaluations, creates tenant invoices and oversees disposition of security deposits.

Why choose CRM Properties?

We have the best selection of homes in the Kokomo area. Our staff’s dedication to customer service leads to a swift response to maintenance and tenant questions.

 

What is your screening process?

We verify income with copies of pay stubs and verification from your employer. We check court records for any judgments and criminal activity. We also contact your previous landlords directly for a referral. We will verify that the person we call is actually your landlord.

 

Are pets allowed?

Most homes allow pets. We do have breed and size restrictions. We limit the number of allowed pets and you must provide proof of vaccinations on all pets. We charge an additional $25 per month and $150 additional deposit.

 

How much is the damage deposit?

The damage deposit is equal to one month’s rent. An additional $150 is required for all pets.

 

How long of a lease must I sign?

Our leases are typically one year. During winter months we structure our leases to expire during the spring.

 

How do I pay my rent?

You can pay rent in person with a personal check, cashier’s check or money order. You may set up an e-payment or direct deposit. You may also mail your rent or use our dropbox.

 

What happens if I can’t pay my rent on time?

We do not make arrangements on rent. Rent is due on the 1st of each month. Late fees start on the 5th. If we do not receive rent by the 15th we file an eviction. You may stop the eviction if you pay rent in full prior to the eviction date.

 

How are utilities handled?

Utilities are typically the tenant’s responsibility. Utilities must be transferred into the tenants name prior to signing the lease. If the tenant is responsible for the sanitation bill and fails to pay it, we reserve the right to increase the monthly rent and include sanitation in the rent.

 

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Amanda Mendenhall

Leasing Agent

Amanda is our Leasing Agent. She oversees property showings and screens applicants.

Bethany Shoffner

Portfolio Manager

Bethany is one of our Property Managers. She is the single point of contact for owners and oversees the tenant experience.

Hannah Dobbins

Resident Service Coordinator

Julie Mullinax

Operations Manager

Julie is our Operations Manager. She oversees the staff and the day to day operations of our company.

Heather Johnson

Property Manager

Heather is one of our Property Managers. She is the single point of contact for owners and oversees the tenant experience

Jennifer Koenig

Resident Services Coordinator

Jennifer is our Office Assistant. She assists the Property Managers with all property and social media marketing.

Amanda Marshall

Maintenance Coordinator

Theresa Cain-Rush

Property Management Assistant

Darin Olson

Maintenance Manager

Darin is our Maintenance Manager. He investigates maintenance issues and offers suggestions and estimates for repairs.

Lynda Simpson

Bookkeeper

Lynda is our Bookkeeper. She handles all accounts payable and receivables. She also coordinates all owner and tenant billing.

Chris Mullinax

Broker Owner & New Business Development

As President and Owner of CRM Properties Chris helps generate new business and works on making sure the business is compliant with all local, state and national laws and ordinances.

Call us at (765) 459-8034 during business hours.

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