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

Prevention is the most important place to begin. Completing correct safety precautions will decrease your likelihood of carbon monoxide poisoning in Saint Charles.

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

  • 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 confined space of a garage. The same applies for gas equipment such as lawn mowers or snowmobiles.
  • Don’t run ovens or grills as heaters. These items are safe when used correctly but can create carbon monoxide when used for a long period of time in little spaces.
  • Don’t operate a gas generator indoors, since it makes fumes.
  • Have your chimney examined by a professional. This verifies chimneys and vents aren’t clogged and connected appropriately.
  • Confirm gas appliances are working accurately, particularly your heater. You can make sure you’re getting efficient, safe heating by requesting annual furnace maintenance with Golden Seal Service Experts.
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