How Do You Check for Carbon Monoxide?

There are a multitude of gases that could be within your Jackson home. Natural gas and gases that come from residential furniture, carpeting and paints. Not one of these gases are as threatening as carbon monoxide.

Reach Comfortech Service Experts at 601-852-3105 now to get started defending your home against this dangerous gas.

Why is Carbon Monoxide so Bad?

Carbon monoxide may be a major concern, so it’s not a matter to joke about.

1. You Can’t See It

Carbon monoxide is hazardous because you aren’t able to see it, detect it with your nose or detect it with your taste buds. It doesn’t cause irritation in small doses and can’t be purified.

2. It Can Be Lethal After Only Minutes

Carbon monoxide is a byproduct of burnt fuel. It can filter into your home during the winter if the heat exchanger on your gas furnace breaks. While it depends on how large the leak is and the circulation in a house, it may become lethal in only a few minutes.

Once inhaled, the gas has a half-life of around five hours. If you are inhaling clean air, you will need five hours to take it out of your system. You will need an additional five hours to reduce that level by half.

3. Carbon Monoxide Reaction Can Mimic Other Illnesses

Carbon monoxide may also cause conditions that can be confused with the flu, viral infections and chronic fatigue syndrome, among other illnesses.

How to Protect Your Family from Carbon Monoxide

There’s no point to take a chance with carbon monoxide poisoning.

Here are some things you can do to keep your residence safe:

  1. Your residence with at least one natural gas heater, connected garage or fireplace requires a carbon monoxide alarm. You need to have a detector on every level of your home, on top of the basement and garage. You also should install one inside or outside of every bedroom. Don’t use a carbon monoxide detector in your home?
    Call Comfortech Service Experts at 601-852-3105 to get one. Ask our techs about our reasonable Wi-Fi carbon monoxide alarms.
  2. If you already use a carbon monoxide system, regularly look at or put in new batteries. You should look at batteries every season, and buy a new detector every three to five years.
  3. If your carbon monoxide system goes off, get out of your house without delay and call 911.

Keep Your Family Safe with Help from Comfortech Service Experts

Carbon monoxide doesn’t have to be terrifying, and with the proper steps your family can be safe from the hazardous gas. Take the precautions and call Comfortech Service Experts at 601-852-3105 to learn more.