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

Stopping it from happening is the most crucial place to begin. 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 safe:

  • Heat up your car away from your garage. Cars are a major source of carbon monoxide poisoning, so don’t leave yours on in the confined space of a garage. The same applies for gas equipment like lawn mowers or snowmobiles.
  • Don’t run ovens or grills as heaters. These things are safe when operated right but can create carbon monoxide when on for an extended period of time in tight spaces.
  • Don’t operate a gas generator indoors, since it produces fumes.
  • Have your chimney examined by a professional. This verifies chimneys and vents are clear and connected appropriately.
  • Verify gas appliances are running accurately, particularly your heating system. You can ensure efficient, safe comfort by scheduling yearly furnace maintenance with Becht/Givens Service Experts.
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