What You May Not Know about Carbon Monoxide
Carbon monoxide poisoning kills thousands of people each and every year. We want you to protect your home from the possibility of a carbon monoxide leak, so that you never have to worry about the safety and wellbeing of your family. Read on for more information, or call our friendly team to hear about how you can stay safe.
Carbon Monoxide Is Colorless and Odorless
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless gas. That means you probably won’t be able to detect it on your own. People in the home could get sick without explanation, but you would never want it to get to this point. That’s why you need carbon monoxide detectors in your house.
You Should Have Carbon Monoxide Detectors in the Home No Matter What
Different states and areas have differing laws about where a carbon monoxide detector is needed. Some state laws have nothing to say about carbon monoxide detectors. Others state that homeowners should have carbon monoxide detectors within 10 feet of rooms where people sleep. Many only require carbon monoxide detectors in homes with gas appliances (like a gas furnace) and attached garages, and do not require older homes purchased before the law went into effect to follow.
We think every home should have carbon monoxide detectors throughout. It’s a small investment that makes a major difference to the people in your home.
Test Carbon Monoxide Detectors Like You Would Smoke Detectors
You should be testing your CO detector each and every month, just like you do with your smoke detectors. That means holding down the button on the detector to make sure you would be able to hear the alarm from across the home.
Of course, that doesn’t guarantee that the unit is still able to properly detect CO. Make sure you replace your CO detector about every 5-7 years. Call us for more information.
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