How Do You Check for Carbon Monoxide?

There are a lot of gases that could be in your the U.S. house. Natural gas and fumes that come from home furnishings, carpeting and paints. None of them are as threatening as carbon monoxide.

Call Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing at 866-397-3787 right away to begin defending your loved ones against this dangerous gas.

Why is Carbon Monoxide so Dangerous?

Carbon monoxide could be an emergency, so it’s not a matter to joke about.

1. You Can’t Smell It

Carbon monoxide is deadly because you aren’t able to see it, sense it with your nose or detect it with your taste buds. It’s not as dangerous in small doses and can’t be purified.

2. It Can Be Fatal Within Minutes

Carbon monoxide is a byproduct of burnt fuel. It can get into your residence during cold weather if the heat exchanger on your gas furnace cracks. While it depends on how large the leak is and the airflow in a residence, carbon monoxide could become deadly in just a few minutes.

Once inhaled, the gas has a half-life of about five hours. If you are breathing pure air, you will need five hours to take it out of your body. It requires another five hours to reduce that level by half.

3. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Can Resemble Other Illnesses

It can also mimic illnesses that can be misdiagnosed as the flu, viral infections and chronic fatigue syndrome, among other things.

How to Guard Your Residence from Carbon Monoxide

There’s no justification to risk carbon monoxide poisoning.

Here are several things you can do to keep your home safe:

    1. Your house with at least one fuel-burning heater, attached garage or fireplace needs to have a carbon monoxide alarm. You should have an alarm on each level of your house, in addition to the basement and garage. You also should install one inside or outside of every bedroom. Aren’t using a carbon monoxide system in your residence?
      Call Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing at 866-397-3787 to purchase one. Ask our pros about our affordable Wi-Fi carbon monoxide systems.
    1. If you currently have a carbon monoxide detector, frequently test or put in new batteries. You should check batteries every season, and buy a new alarm every three to five years.
    1. If your carbon monoxide detector sounds, exit your house immediately and dial 911.

Protect Your Loved Ones with Assistance from Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing

Carbon monoxide doesn’t have to be scary, and with the recommended actions your home can be safe from the toxic gas. Take the necessary steps and call Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing at 866-397-3787 to learn more.

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