How Do You Check for Carbon Monoxide?

There are a multitude of gases that could be inside your Birmingham home. Natural gas and vapors that derive from home furniture, carpeting and paints. Not one of them are as hazardous as carbon monoxide. 

Get in touch with Norrell Service Experts at 205-267-0023 right away to start defending your loved ones against this toxic gas. 

Service Experts Video about the Dangers of Carbon Monoxide

Why is Carbon Monoxide so Toxic? 

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

1. You Can’t Smell It 

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

2. It Can Be Lethal After Only Minutes 

Carbon monoxide is a result of spent fuel. It can get into your residence during cold weather if the heat exchanger on your gas furnace fails. While it depends on how large the leak is and the ventilation in a home, carbon monoxide can become fatal in just a few minutes. 

Once inhaled, it has a half-life of approximately five hours. If you are taking in fresh air, you will need five hours to take it out of your bloodstream. You will need an additional five hours to reduce that concentration by half. 

3. Carbon Monoxide Symptoms Can Mirror Other Illnesses 

The gas can also mirror conditions that can be confused with the flu, viral infections and chronic fatigue syndrome, among other things. 

How to Protect Your Home from Carbon Monoxide 

There’s no justification to take a chance with carbon monoxide poisoning. 

Here are some precautions you can do to keep your home safe: 

  1. Each residence with at least one fuel-burning appliance, connected garage or fireplace should have a carbon monoxide detector. It’s necessary to have an alarm on all levels of your home, in addition to the basement and garage. You also should have one installed inside or outside of all bedrooms. Aren’t using a carbon monoxide system in your residence? 
    Call Norrell Service Experts at 205-267-0023 to get one. Ask our Experts about our reasonable Wi-Fi carbon monoxide detectors. 
  1. If you presently have a carbon monoxide system, regularly test or put in new batteries. You should test batteries every 90 days, and buy a new detector every three to five years. 
  1. If your carbon monoxide system alerts you to danger, exit your residence without delay and phone 911. 

Protect Your Family with Support from Norrell Service Experts 

Carbon monoxide doesn’t have to be frightening, and with the proper steps your family can be protected from the hazardous gas. Make the proper changes and call Norrell Service Experts at 205-267-0023 to learn more. 

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