What can be done to protect my home from carbon monoxide?

Stopping it from happening is the most critical place to begin. Completing appropriate safety precautions will lower your risk of carbon monoxide poisoning in Clearwater.

Here are a couple steps you can take to keep your family protected:

  • Idle your car out of your garage. Cars are a major source of carbon monoxide poisoning, so don’t leave yours on in the small space of a garage. The same is true for gas equipment like lawn mowers or snowmobiles.
  • Don’t use ovens or grills as heaters. These things are safe when operated right but can make carbon monoxide when used for a long period of time in tight spaces.
  • Don’t run a gas generator indoors, as it makes fumes.
  • Have your chimney examined by a professional. This verifies chimneys and vents aren’t blocked and connected properly.
  • Check gas appliances are working properly, particularly your heater. You can make sure you’re receiving efficient, safe comfort by requesting annual furnace maintenance with Midway Services.