How Do You Check for Carbon Monoxide?

There are a multitude of fumes that could be within your Charleston residence. Natural gas and gases that come from household furniture, flooring and paints. Not one of them are as hazardous as carbon monoxide.

Get in touch with Pardee Service Experts at 843-410-6103 now to start protecting your loved ones against this dangerous gas.

Why is Carbon Monoxide so Detrimental to Your Health?

Carbon monoxide may be an emergency, so it’s not a matter to mess around with.

1. You Can’t Smell It

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

2. It Can Be Lethal in Just a Few Minutes

Carbon monoxide is a side effect of used fuel. It can leak into your house during cold weather if the heat exchanger on your gas furnace cracks. Depending on how big the leak is and the circulation in a residence, carbon monoxide may become lethal in within minutes.

Once inhaled, it has a half-life of approximately five hours. If you are taking in pure air, it requires five hours to take it out of your bloodstream. You will need another five hours to decrease that concentration by half.

3. Carbon Monoxide Symptoms Can Mimic Other Illnesses

The gas can also mimic conditions that can be misdiagnosed as the flu, viral infections and chronic fatigue syndrome, among other illnesses.

How to Defend Your Home from Carbon Monoxide

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

Here are some steps you can complete to keep your home safe:

  1. Each house with at least one fuel-burning heater, attached garage or fireplace requires a carbon monoxide system. You should have an alarm on all levels of your home, including the basement and garage. You also should have one installed inside or outside of each bedroom. Aren’t using a carbon monoxide alarm in your residence?
    Call Pardee Service Experts at 843-410-6103 to purchase one. Ask our pros about our reasonable Wi-Fi carbon monoxide detectors.
  2. If you already own a carbon monoxide system, consistently look at or replace the batteries. You should check batteries every three months, and replace the detector every three to five years.
  3. If your carbon monoxide alarm sounds, leave your house without delay and dial 911.

Keep Your Family Safe with Assistance from Pardee Service Experts

Carbon monoxide doesn’t have to be frightening, and with the proper steps your loved ones can be protected from the dangerous gas. Take the necessary steps and call Pardee Service Experts at 843-410-6103 to learn more.