Annual Inspections and CO Detectors: A Must-Have for Home Safety
Sources of Carbon Monoxide in Your Home
Carbon monoxide can be produced by a variety of household appliances, including furnaces, water heaters, stoves, ovens, dryers, and fireplaces. It's important to have all of these appliances inspected and maintained every year to ensure that they are functioning properly and not producing dangerous levels of carbon monoxide.
Signs and Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be difficult to detect because the gas is colorless, odorless, and tasteless. Some of the most common symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include headache, dizziness, weakness, nausea, vomiting, chest pain, and confusion. If you or someone in your home experiences any of these symptoms, it's important to get to fresh air immediately and seek medical attention.
Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
The best way to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning is to have all of your household appliances inspected and maintained every year by a qualified HVAC technician or appliance repair professional. In addition to annual inspections, it's also important to install carbon monoxide detectors in your home.
Carbon monoxide detectors are similar to smoke detectors and can be installed on every level of your home, including near bedrooms. They can alert you if carbon monoxide levels in your home are rising, giving you time to evacuate and call for help.
Carbon monoxide is a dangerous gas that can be produced by a variety of household appliances. To prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, it's important to have all of your appliances inspected and maintained every year, as well as to install carbon monoxide detectors in your home.
Contact us today, (641) 423-5039 to schedule your annual inspections and keep your home safe.