How Do You Look for Carbon Monoxide?

There are a lot of fumes that could be inside your the U.S. house. Natural gas and fumes that come from home furniture, carpet and paints. Not one of them are as hazardous as carbon monoxide. 

Get in touch with Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing at 866-397-3787 now to begin defending your house against this harmful gas. 

Service Experts Video about the Dangers of Carbon Monoxide

Why is Carbon Monoxide so Bad? 

Carbon monoxide may be a major concern, so it’s not a thing to joke about. 

1. You Can’t Smell It 

Carbon monoxide is deadly because you cannot view it, sense it with your nose or recognize it with your taste buds. It doesn’t cause irritation in little doses and can’t be purified. 

2. It Can Be Fatal After Only Minutes 

Carbon monoxide is a result of burnt fuel. It can filter into your house during the winter if the heat exchanger on your gas furnace fails. Based on how large the leak is and the airflow in a house, the gas may become fatal in only a few minutes. 

Once breathed in, it has a half-life of around five hours. If you are inhaling pure air, you will need five hours to remove it from your system. You will need an additional five hours to decrease that amount by half. 

3. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Can Act Like Other Illnesses 

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

How to Guard Your Family from Carbon Monoxide 

There’s no point to gamble with carbon monoxide poisoning. 

Here are some steps you can take to keep your house safe: 

  1. Each house with at least one gas appliance, connected garage or fireplace requires a carbon monoxide detector. You need to have a detector 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 alarm in your house? 
    Call Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing at 866-397-3787 to get one. Ask our pros about our reasonable Wi-Fi carbon monoxide alarms. 
  1. If you presently own a carbon monoxide alarm, frequently test or put in new batteries. You should check batteries every 90 days, and get a new alarm every three to five years. 
  1. If your carbon monoxide alarm sounds, get out of your house right away and call 911. 

Keep Your Family Safe with Assistance from Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing 

Carbon monoxide doesn’t have to be scary, and with the proper steps your loved ones can be protected from the dangerous gas. Take the necessary steps and call Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing at 866-397-3787 to learn more. 

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