How Do You Test for Carbon Monoxide?

There are a lot of fumes that could be inside your San Antonio house. Natural gas and fumes that come from household furniture, carpeting and paints. Not one of these fumes are as hazardous as carbon monoxide. 

Call Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air at 210-404-4233 now to begin defending your house against this dangerous gas. 

Service Experts Video about the Dangers of Carbon Monoxide

Why is Carbon Monoxide so Poisonous? 

Carbon monoxide may be a major concern, so it’s not a thing to take lightly. 

1. You Can’t Smell It 

Carbon monoxide is life-threatening because you can’t view it, smell it with your nose or recognize it with your taste buds. It doesn’t cause irritation in low doses and can’t be filtered. 

2. It Can Be Fatal in Just a Few Minutes 

Carbon monoxide is a result of spent fuel. It can filter into your house during cold weather if the heat exchanger on your gas furnace fails. While it depends on how large the leak is and the airflow in a house, it could become deadly in only a few minutes. 

Once breathed in, it has a half-life of approximately five hours. If you are inhaling pure air, it requires five hours to remove it from your system. It requires an additional five hours to cut that amount by half. 

3. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Can Act Like 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 Guard Your Family from Carbon Monoxide 

There’s no reason to gamble with carbon monoxide poisoning. 

Here are some steps you can take to keep your house safe: 

  1. Every house with at least one gas appliance, connected garage or fireplace requires a carbon monoxide alarm. You need to have a detector on each level of your house, in addition to the basement and garage. You also should install one inside or outside of every bedroom. Aren’t using a carbon monoxide detector in your house? 
    Call Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air at 210-404-4233 to get one. Ask our Experts about our reasonable Wi-Fi carbon monoxide alarms. 
  1. If you already own a carbon monoxide detector, consistently test or put in new batteries. You should check batteries every 90 days, and buy a new detector every three to five years. 
  1. If your carbon monoxide alarm goes off, get out of your house right away and call 911. 

Protect Your Family with Assistance from Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air 

Carbon monoxide doesn’t have to be terrifying, and with the proper steps your loved ones can be safe from the dangerous gas. Take the precautions and call Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air at 210-404-4233 to learn more. 

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