How Do You Look for Carbon Monoxide?

There are many vapors that could be inside your Birmingham residence. Natural gas and vapors that derive from household fixtures, carpeting and paints. None of them are as dangerous as carbon monoxide.

Call Norrell Service Experts at 205-267-0023 now to start defending your residence against this harmful gas.


Why is Carbon Monoxide so Toxic?

Carbon monoxide may be a serious issue, so it’s not a situation to take lightly.

1. You Can’t Smell It

Carbon monoxide is hazardous because you aren’t able to observe it, sense it with your nose or detect it with your taste buds. It doesn’t cause irritation in low amounts and can’t be purified.

2. It Can Be Fatal in Just a Few Minutes

Carbon monoxide is a side effect of spent fuel. It can filter into your house during the winter if the heat exchanger on your gas furnace cracks. Based on how considerable the leak is and the circulation in a residence, carbon monoxide could become lethal in within minutes.

Once inhaled, carbon monoxide has a half-life of about five hours. If you are inhaling fresh air, you will need five hours to remove it from your body. You will need an additional five hours to reduce that concentration by half.

3. Carbon Monoxide Reaction Can Mimic Other Illnesses

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

How to Guard Your Home from Carbon Monoxide

There’s no point to risk carbon monoxide poisoning.

Here are three ways you can do to keep your house safe:

    1. Every home with at least one natural gas heater, attached garage or fireplace needs to have a carbon monoxide system. You need to have a detector on every level of your house, including the basement and garage. You also should have one installed inside or outside of all bedrooms. Aren’t using a carbon monoxide alarm in your house?
      Call Norrell Service Experts at 205-267-0023 to buy one. Ask our specialists about our affordable Wi-Fi carbon monoxide alarms.
    1. If you presently own a carbon monoxide detector, regularly look at or replace the batteries. You should look at batteries every three months, and replace the system every three to five years.
    1. If your carbon monoxide alarm sounds, exit your residence right away and dial 911.

Protect Your Loved Ones with Help from Norrell Service Experts

Carbon monoxide doesn’t have to be scary, and with the recommended actions your residence can be guarded from the toxic gas. Take the precautions and call Norrell Service Experts at 205-267-0023 to learn more.

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