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

Stopping it from happening is the most important place to begin. Completing proper safety precautions will lower your risk of carbon monoxide poisoning in Columbia.

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

  • Idle your car outside your garage. Cars are a significant source of carbon monoxide poisoning, so do not leave yours going in the confined space of a garage. The same goes for gas equipment like lawn mowers or snowmobiles.
  • Don’t operate ovens or grills as heating sources. These things are safe when used properly but can make carbon monoxide when used for an extended period of time in little spaces.
  • Don’t operate a gas generator indoors, because it makes fumes.
  • Have your chimney examined by a professional. This makes sure chimneys and vents aren’t blocked and connected properly.
  • Confirm gas appliances are working correctly, particularly your heater. You can make sure you’re getting efficient, safe comfort by scheduling regular furnace maintenance with Midland Air Service Experts.
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