How Do You Check for Carbon Monoxide?

There are many fumes that could be within your Birmingham house. Natural gas and fumes that come from residential furnishings, flooring and paints. Not one of these gases are as threatening as carbon monoxide.

Call Norrell Service Experts at 205-267-0023 now to begin shielding your house against this toxic gas.

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Why is Carbon Monoxide so Dangerous?

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

1. You Can’t Smell It

Carbon monoxide is deadly because you cannot view it, smell it with your nose or recognize it with your taste buds. It’s not as dangerous in little concentrations and can’t be filtrated.

2. It Can Be Lethal Within Minutes

Carbon monoxide is a side effect of burnt fuel. It can filter into your residence during the heating season if the heat exchanger on your gas furnace breaks. Based on how big the leak is and the airflow in a residence, the gas can become lethal in within minutes.

Once taken in, it has a half-life of about five hours. If you are taking in fresh air, it requires five hours to get it out of your system. You will need an extra five hours to cut that concentration by half.

3. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Can Mirror Other Illnesses

Carbon monoxide could also mimic symptoms that can be confused with the flu, viral infections and chronic fatigue syndrome, among other conditions.

How to Defend Your Residence from Carbon Monoxide

There’s no justification to risk carbon monoxide poisoning.

Here are some ways you can take to keep your residence safe:

    1. Your residence with at least one fuel-burning appliance, attached garage or fireplace needs to have a carbon monoxide alarm. You should have a sensor on all levels of your residence, including the basement and garage. You also should have one installed inside or outside of each bedroom. Aren’t using a carbon monoxide system in your home?
      Call Norrell Service Experts at 205-267-0023 to purchase one. Ask our specialists about our reasonable Wi-Fi carbon monoxide systems.
    1. If you currently have a carbon monoxide system, frequently test or replace the batteries. You should test batteries every season, and buy a new system every three to five years.
    1. If your carbon monoxide sensor alerts you to danger, exit your residence right away and phone 911.

Keep Your Family Safe with Support from Norrell Service Experts

Carbon monoxide doesn’t have to be scary, and with the recommended actions your family can be protected from the hazardous gas. Take the precautions and call Norrell Service Experts at 205-267-0023 to learn more.

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