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

Stopping it from happening is the most important place to start. Taking correct safety precautions will decrease your risk of carbon monoxide poisoning in West Palm Beach.

Here are a few steps you can take to protect your family:

  • Warm up your car out of your garage. Cars are a significant source of carbon monoxide poisoning, so don’t leave yours on in the restricted space of a garage. The same applies for gas equipment including lawn mowers or snowmobiles.
  • Don’t run ovens or grills as heating sources. These appliances are safe when used properly but can produce carbon monoxide when run for a long period of time in little spaces.
  • Don’t use a gas generator indoors, as it makes fumes.
  • Have your chimney checked by a pro. This verifies chimneys and vents aren’t clogged and connected properly.
  • Check gas appliances are working correctly, particularly your heating system. You can ensure efficient, safe operation by requesting yearly furnace maintenance with Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.