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

Preventing it from happening is the most crucial place to start. Taking proper safety precautions will decrease your risk of carbon monoxide poisoning in Louisville.

Here are a few steps you can take to keep your family protected:

  • Idle your car out of your garage. Cars are a major source of carbon monoxide poisoning, so never leave yours going in the confined space of a garage. The same goes for gas equipment like lawn mowers or snowmobiles.
  • Don’t operate ovens or grills as heating sources. These things are safe when run right but can create carbon monoxide when run for an extensive period of time in tight spaces.
  • Don’t run a gas generator indoors, since it produces fumes.
  • Have your chimney inspected by a professional. This verifies chimneys and vents are clear and connected appropriately.
  • Check gas appliances are working accurately, especially your heater. You can ensure efficient, safe comfort by scheduling yearly furnace maintenance with Becht/Givens Service Experts.