How Do You Look for Carbon Monoxide?

There are a lot of fumes that could be in your Edmonton home. Natural gas and vapors that derive from household fixtures, carpeting and paints. None of them are as threatening as carbon monoxide.

Reach Rob's Albertan Service Experts at 780-800-9047 now to get started protecting your house against this toxic gas.


Why is Carbon Monoxide so Bad?

Carbon monoxide may be an emergency, so it’s not a situation to joke about.

1. You Can’t Taste It

Carbon monoxide is deadly because you aren’t able to see it, smell it with your nose or detect it with your taste buds. It doesn’t cause irritation in small doses and can’t be filtrated.

2. It Can Be Fatal After Only Minutes

Carbon monoxide is a result of spent fuel. It can filter into your residence during the heating season if the heat exchanger on your gas furnace cracks. Depending on how large the leak is and the circulation in a residence, it can become lethal in just a few minutes.

Once breathed in, carbon monoxide has a half-life of approximately five hours. If you are taking in clean air, it requires five hours to get it out of your system. It requires another five hours to reduce that amount by half.

3. Carbon Monoxide Symptoms Can Mirror Other Illnesses

It may also cause illnesses that can be misdiagnosed as the flu, viral infections and chronic fatigue syndrome, among other illnesses.

How to Guard Your Family from Carbon Monoxide

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

Here are some ways you can do to keep your family safe:

  1. Every house with at least one natural gas appliance, attached garage or fireplace requires a carbon monoxide alarm. You need to have a detector on each level of your residence, including the basement and garage. You also should have one installed inside or outside of each bedroom. Don’t use a carbon monoxide system in your home?
    Call Rob's Albertan Service Experts at 780-800-9047 to buy one. Ask our pros about our economical Wi-Fi carbon monoxide systems.
  2. If you already use a carbon monoxide alarm, frequently look at or put in new batteries. You should check batteries every season, and replace the alarm every three to five years.
  3. If your carbon monoxide alarm goes off, get out of your residence immediately and dial 911.

Keep Your Family Safe with Help from Rob's Albertan Service Experts

Carbon monoxide doesn’t have to be terrifying, and with the right precautions your residence can be guarded from the toxic gas. Take the precautions and call Service Experts at 780-800-9047 to learn more.

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