How Do You Test for Carbon Monoxide?

There are a lot of fumes that could be within your Birmingham home. Natural gas and gases that originate from household furnishings, carpeting and paints. Not a one of these fumes are as threatening as carbon monoxide.

Get in touch with Norrell Service Experts at 205-267-0023 now to start defending your home against this toxic gas.

Why is Carbon Monoxide so Deadly?

Carbon monoxide could be a major concern, so it’s not a matter to take lightly.

1. You Can’t See It

Carbon monoxide is dangerous because you cannot view it, detect it with your nose or detect it with your taste buds. It doesn’t cause irritation in small amounts and can’t be filtered.

2. It Can Be Fatal Within Minutes

Carbon monoxide is a side effect of used fuel. It can filter into your residence during cold weather if the heat exchanger on your gas furnace cracks. While it depends on how considerable the leak is and the airflow in a home, carbon monoxide could become deadly in only a few minutes.

Once breathed in, the gas has a half-life of about five hours. If you are taking in fresh air, it requires five hours to take it out of your system. It will take an extra five hours to cut that amount by half.

3. Carbon Monoxide Reaction Can Resemble Other Illnesses

It could also cause illnesses that can be confused with the flu, viral infections and chronic fatigue syndrome, among other things.

How to Protect Your Family from Carbon Monoxide

There’s no justification to risk carbon monoxide poisoning.

Here are several steps you can take to keep your family safe:

    1. Every residence with at least one natural gas heater, attached garage or fireplace needs to have a carbon monoxide system. You should have an alarm on all levels of your home, including the basement and garage. You also need to install one inside or outside of each bedroom. Aren’t using a carbon monoxide detector in your residence?
      Call Norrell Service Experts at 205-267-0023 to get one. Ask our Experts about our affordable Wi-Fi carbon monoxide systems.
    1. If you presently have a carbon monoxide alarm, frequently test or replace the batteries. You should look at batteries every three months, and replace the system every three to five years.
    1. If your carbon monoxide system sounds, leave your house right away and dial 911.

Protect Your Loved Ones with Assistance from Norrell Service Experts

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

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