How Do You Look for Carbon Monoxide?

There are a lot of fumes that could be in your Columbus home. Natural gas and gases that originate from household fixtures, flooring and paints. Not a one of these fumes are as hazardous as carbon monoxide. 

Get in touch with Stevenson Service Experts at 614-334-3192 right away to start protecting your house against this harmful gas. 

Service Experts Video about the Dangers of Carbon Monoxide

Why is Carbon Monoxide so Dangerous? 

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

1. You Can’t See It 

Carbon monoxide is dangerous because you cannot see it, sense it with your nose or recognize it with your taste buds. It’s not as dangerous in small concentrations and can’t be filtrated. 

2. It Can Be Lethal After Only Minutes 

Carbon monoxide is a byproduct of burnt fuel. It can leak into your home during cold weather if the heat exchanger on your gas furnace cracks. Based on how considerable the leak is and the circulation in a residence, the gas may become lethal in just a few minutes. 

Once inhaled, carbon monoxide has a half-life of around five hours. If you are breathing clean air, it will take five hours to take it out of your body. It will take an extra five hours to reduce that amount by half. 

3. Carbon Monoxide Reaction Can Act Like Other Illnesses 

Carbon monoxide may also mimic symptoms that can be mistaken as the flu, viral infections and chronic fatigue syndrome, among other conditions. 

How to Defend Your Family from Carbon Monoxide 

There’s no justification to risk carbon monoxide poisoning. 

Here are several things you can complete to keep your house safe: 

  1. Each house with at least one fuel-burning heater, attached garage or fireplace requires a carbon monoxide system. It’s necessary to have a sensor on all levels of your home, on top of the basement and garage. You also should install one inside or outside of each bedroom. Aren’t using a carbon monoxide system in your home? 
    Call Stevenson Service Experts at 614-334-3192 to buy one. Ask our technicians about our affordable Wi-Fi carbon monoxide systems. 
  1. If you already own a carbon monoxide alarm, consistently look at or swap out the batteries. You should look at batteries every 90 days, and replace the system every three to five years. 
  1. If your carbon monoxide alarm alerts you to danger, leave your house right away and dial 911. 

Protect Your Loved Ones with Assistance from Stevenson Service Experts 

Carbon monoxide doesn’t have to be frightening, and with the proper steps your residence can be protected from the hazardous gas. Take the necessary steps and call Stevenson Service Experts at 614-334-3192 to learn more. 

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