They call it the silent killer for a reason. You can’t see, smell, or hear carbon monoxide leaks, making them one of the most dangerous gases in your homes. On average, 400 people die each year from carbon monoxide poisoning, but there are ways to protect you and your family.
To Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning:
Always Have Your HVAC Unit Inspected
A common place carbon monoxide can leak from is your water heater, heating system, or other gas/oil/coal burning units. Regular inspections can help detect leaks early or before they even start.
Install Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Detectors should be located near your heating system and in all bedrooms. Make sure to check the batteries regularly to ensure your detector is working properly.
Never Run Your Vehicle Inside
Always leave running cars or other vehicles that emit transmission fumes outside. Even if you leave the garage door open while they’re inside, the carbon monoxide fumes can travel into your home.
Never Heat Your Home with a Gas Oven
Cooking with your gas oven is fine, but using it to heat your home only spreads dangerous gases that can not only harm your family’s health but can also cause fire hazards.
Never Use a Generator or Grill Inside
These items, along with other charcoal or gasoline-burning device will fill your home with harmful fumes, putting you and your family at greater risk for carbon monoxide poisoning.
To prevent carbon monoxide poisoning from threatening your home, contact Air Treatment Company. We offer comprehensive HVAC maintenance and water heater maintenance to keep you and your family safe from harm. For more information or to schedule a service, call us at 703-938-0550.