How Do You Test for Carbon Monoxide?

There are a lot of fumes that could be inside your Birmingham home. Natural gas and fumes that derive from home furniture, flooring and paints. Not a one of these fumes are as threatening as carbon monoxide. 

Get in touch with Norrell Service Experts at 205-267-0023 right away to begin protecting your house against this harmful gas. 

Service Experts Video about the Dangers of Carbon Monoxide

Why is Carbon Monoxide so Bad? 

Carbon monoxide could be a major concern, so it’s not a matter to mess around with. 

1. You Can’t Taste It 

Carbon monoxide is dangerous because you can’t view it, detect it with your nose or detect it with your taste buds. It’s not as dangerous in small amounts and can’t be purified. 

2. It Can Be Fatal Within Minutes 

Carbon monoxide is a byproduct of spent fuel. It can filter into your house during the winter if the heat exchanger on your gas furnace breaks. Depending on how big the leak is and the airflow in a house, the gas can become lethal in within minutes. 

Once taken in, it has a half-life of approximately five hours. If you are inhaling pure air, it will take five hours to remove it from your bloodstream. It requires an additional five hours to decrease that level by half. 

3. Carbon Monoxide Reaction Can Act Like Other Illnesses 

Carbon monoxide can also cause illnesses that can be confused with the flu, viral infections and chronic fatigue syndrome, among other illnesses. 

How to Defend Your Family from Carbon Monoxide 

There’s no justification to take a chance with carbon monoxide poisoning. 

Here are three ways you can complete to keep your home safe: 

  1. Each residence with at least one fuel-burning furnace, adjoined garage or fireplace should have a carbon monoxide system. You need to have a detector on every level of your house, including the basement and garage. You also should install one inside or outside of every bedroom. Aren’t using a carbon monoxide detector in your residence? 
    Call Norrell Service Experts at 205-267-0023 to purchase one. Ask our specialists about our economical Wi-Fi carbon monoxide alarms. 
  1. If you currently have a carbon monoxide alarm, frequently check or swap out the batteries. You should look at batteries every three months, and buy a new detector every three to five years. 
  1. If your carbon monoxide system sounds, get out of your residence without delay and dial 911. 

Protect Your Family with Help from Norrell Service Experts 

Carbon monoxide doesn’t have to be frightening, and with the proper steps your residence can be protected from the dangerous gas. Take the precautions and call Norrell Service Experts at 205-267-0023 to learn more. 

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