What can be done to protect my home from carbon monoxide?

Prevention is the most critical place to begin. Doing appropriate safety precautions will decrease your risk of carbon monoxide poisoning in Gainesville.

Here are a couple steps you can take to protect your family:

  • Warm up your car outside your garage. Cars are a major source of carbon monoxide poisoning, so don’t leave yours going in the confined space of a garage. The same applies for gas equipment including lawn mowers or snowmobiles.
  • Don’t use ovens or grills as heating sources. These items are safe when operated properly but can make carbon monoxide when used for an extensive period of time in little spaces.
  • Don’t run a gas generator indoors, because it makes fumes.
  • Have your chimney checked by a professional. This verifies chimneys and vents are clear and connected properly.
  • Confirm gas appliances are running correctly, particularly your heater. You can make sure you’re getting efficient, safe operation by scheduling regular furnace maintenance with Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.
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