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

Stopping it from happening is the most essential place to begin. Taking proper safety precautions will decrease your chances of carbon monoxide poisoning in San Antonio.

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

  • Heat up your car away from your garage. Cars are a significant source of carbon monoxide poisoning, so do not leave yours on in the small space of a garage. The same applies for gas equipment like lawn mowers or snowmobiles.
  • Don’t operate ovens or grills for heat. These appliances are safe when operated properly but can create carbon monoxide when run for an extended period of time in small spaces.
  • Don’t operate a gas generator indoors, since it produces fumes.
  • Have your chimney examined by a specialist. This ensures chimneys and vents aren’t blocked and connected appropriately.
  • Confirm gas appliances are working properly, including your heating system. You can make sure you’re receiving efficient, safe heating by requesting annual furnace maintenance with Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air.