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

Preventing it from happening is the most critical place to begin. Doing appropriate safety precautions will decrease your risk of carbon monoxide poisoning in Albany.

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

  • Idle your car outside your garage. Cars are a significant source of carbon monoxide poisoning, so don’t leave yours running in the small space of a garage. The same is true for gas equipment like lawn mowers or snowmobiles.
  • Don’t use ovens or grills for heat. These appliances are safe when used correctly but can produce carbon monoxide when run for a long period of time in tight spaces.
  • Don’t operate a gas generator indoors, because it makes fumes.
  • Have your chimney examined by a professional. This verifies chimneys and vents aren’t clogged and connected correctly.
  • Confirm gas appliances are operating properly, particularly your heating system. You can make sure you’re receiving efficient, safe operation by requesting yearly furnace maintenance with Roland J. Down Service Experts .