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

Preventing it from happening is the most important place to start. Taking appropriate safety precautions will decrease your risk of carbon monoxide poisoning in Charleston.

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

  • Warm up your car outside your garage. Cars are a major source of carbon monoxide poisoning, so do not leave yours running in the small space of a garage. The same is true for gas equipment such as lawn mowers or snowmobiles.
  • Don’t operate ovens or grills as heaters. These items are safe when used properly but can produce carbon monoxide when used for an extensive period of time in small spaces.
  • Don’t operate a gas generator indoors, as it creates fumes.
  • Have your chimney examined by a specialist. This makes sure chimneys and vents aren’t clogged and connected properly.
  • Verify gas appliances are running correctly, especially your furnace. You can ensure efficient, safe comfort by scheduling routine furnace maintenance with Pardee Service Experts.