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

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

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

  • Idle your car outside your garage. Cars are a major source of carbon monoxide poisoning, so never 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 make 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 confirms chimneys and vents aren’t blocked and connected correctly.
  • Check gas appliances are operating accurately, especially your heating system. You can make sure you’re getting efficient, safe operation by requesting yearly furnace maintenance with Neal Harris Service Experts.