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

Preventing it from happening is the most critical place to start. Taking appropriate safety precautions will decrease your chances of carbon monoxide poisoning in Kansas City.

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

  • Idle your car outside your garage. Cars are a major source of carbon monoxide poisoning, so don’t leave yours on in the small space of a garage. The same goes for gas equipment like lawn mowers or snowmobiles.
  • Don’t use ovens or grills for heat. These appliances are safe when used properly but can produce carbon monoxide when on for an extensive period of time in tight spaces.
  • Don’t use a gas generator indoors, since it creates fumes.
  • Have your chimney checked by a specialist. This ensures chimneys and vents aren’t clogged and connected correctly.
  • Check gas appliances are operating correctly, particularly your heating system. You can make sure you’re getting efficient, safe heating by booking yearly furnace maintenance with Neal Harris Service Experts.