How Do You Check for Carbon Monoxide?

There are a lot of vapors that could be inside your Birmingham home. Natural gas and vapors that originate from home furniture, flooring and paints. Not one of these gases are as threatening as carbon monoxide. 

Get in touch with Norrell Service Experts at 205-267-0023 today to get started defending your home against this harmful gas. 

Service Experts Video about the Dangers of Carbon Monoxide

Why is Carbon Monoxide so Deadly? 

Carbon monoxide might be an emergency, so it’s not a situation to joke about. 

1. You Can’t Taste It 

Carbon monoxide is so unsafe because you cannot see it, sense it with your nose or recognize it with your taste buds. It doesn’t cause irritation in low doses and can’t be filtrated. 

2. It Can Be Lethal Within Minutes 

Carbon monoxide is a result of spent fuel. It can get into your house during the winter if the heat exchanger on your gas furnace breaks. Depending on how considerable the leak is and the ventilation in a residence, the gas may become fatal in only a few minutes. 

Once breathed in, carbon monoxide has a half-life of about five hours. If you are inhaling clean air, you will need five hours to get it out of your bloodstream. You will need an additional five hours to cut that level by half. 

3. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Can Mirror Other Illnesses 

It can also mirror illnesses that can be mistaken as the flu, viral infections and chronic fatigue syndrome, among other illnesses. 

How to Guard Your Residence from Carbon Monoxide 

There’s no justification to risk carbon monoxide poisoning. 

Here are three things you can complete to keep your family safe: 

  1. Each home with at least one natural gas furnace, adjoined garage or fireplace should have a carbon monoxide detector. It’s necessary to have a detector on every level of your residence, in addition to the basement and garage. You also need to install one inside or outside of every bedroom. Aren’t using a carbon monoxide alarm in your residence? 
    Call Norrell Service Experts at 205-267-0023 to purchase one. Ask our Experts about our reasonable Wi-Fi carbon monoxide detectors. 
  1. If you already use a carbon monoxide system, regularly test or put in new batteries. You should look at batteries every season, and replace the system every three to five years. 
  1. If your carbon monoxide alarm alerts you to danger, exit your home without delay and call 911. 

Keep Your Family Safe with Support from Norrell Service Experts 

Carbon monoxide doesn’t have to be terrifying, and with the recommended actions your home can be protected from the toxic gas. Take the necessary steps and call Norrell Service Experts at 205-267-0023 to learn more. 

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