How Do You Check for Carbon Monoxide?

There are a lot of gases that could be in your Winnipeg house. Natural gas and vapors that derive from household fixtures, flooring and paints. None of them are as hazardous as carbon monoxide.

Call Winnipeg Supply Service Experts at 204-800-0613 now to start protecting your residence against this dangerous gas.


Why is Carbon Monoxide so Dangerous?

Carbon monoxide could be a life and death situation, so it’s not a situation to mess around with.

1. You Can’t Smell It

Carbon monoxide is hazardous because you cannot observe it, sense it with your nose or taste it. It’s not as dangerous in small doses and can’t be filtered.

2. It Can Be Deadly After Only Minutes

Carbon monoxide is a side effect of used fuel. It can creep into your house during the winter if the heat exchanger on your gas furnace cracks. Depending on how large the leak is and the circulation in a home, carbon monoxide may become lethal in within minutes.

Once breathed in, carbon monoxide has a half-life of approximately five hours. If you are breathing clean air, it requires five hours to take it out of your system. It will take another five hours to cut that level by half.

3. Carbon Monoxide Symptoms Can Resemble Other Illnesses

Carbon monoxide can also cause symptoms that can be misdiagnosed as the flu, viral infections and chronic fatigue syndrome, among other things.

How to Protect Your Residence from Carbon Monoxide

There’s no reason to risk carbon monoxide poisoning.

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

  1. Your residence with at least one natural gas appliance, adjoined garage or fireplace needs to have a carbon monoxide alarm. It’s necessary to have an alarm on every level of your residence, including the basement and garage. You also should have one installed inside or outside of every bedroom. Aren’t using a carbon monoxide detector in your residence?
    Call Winnipeg Supply Service Experts at 204-800-0613 to buy one. Ask our techs about our reasonable Wi-Fi carbon monoxide detectors.
  2. If you currently have a carbon monoxide alarm, regularly look at or replace the batteries. You should check batteries every 90 days, and buy a new system every three to five years.
  3. If your carbon monoxide sensor sounds, exit your residence immediately and phone 911.

Protect Your Family with Assistance from Winnipeg Supply Service Experts

Carbon monoxide doesn’t have to be terrifying, and with the proper steps your home can be guarded from the hazardous gas. Make the proper changes and call Service Experts at 204-800-0613 to learn more.

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