Safety Against The “Silent Killer” – Carbon Monoxide

Carbon Monoxide Facts for New HomeownersCarbon Monoxide Facts For New Homeowners

When moving into the home of your dreams, you may find it difficult to keep track of all that needs to be completed. One task that simply cannot be overlooked is installing carbon monoxide and educating yourself of the dangers. We have gathered a list of carbon monoxide factors for new homeowners so that you can best protect your new investment:

  • Known as the “silent killer,” carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless, and tasteless gas that cannot be detected without an alarm.
  • You should have a carbon monoxide detector on each floor of your home and near each sleeping area. Make sure to place each alarm at least 15 feet away from sources of carbon monoxide as to reduce false alarms. Also, make sure to change the battery of your smart alarms every six months.
  • Sources of carbon monoxide include leaks in chimneys and furnaces, back drafts from furnaces, gas stoves, gas generators, car exhausts, gas-fueled water heaters and fireplaces, and many more.
  • The symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include dizziness, nausea, headaches, shortness of breath, and fatigue. Symptoms of severe cases include confusion, vomiting, and unconsciousness.
  • If you suspect carbon monoxide poisoning, get everyone out of the house immediately and call for help. This is not a matter to be taken lightly.

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