How Do You Look for Carbon Monoxide?

There are many vapors that could be within your Birmingham home. Natural gas and gases that originate from household furnishings, flooring and paints. None of them are as hazardous as carbon monoxide. 

Call Norrell Service Experts at 205-267-0023 now to begin protecting your home against this harmful gas. 

Service Experts Video about the Dangers of Carbon Monoxide

Why is Carbon Monoxide so Poisonous? 

Carbon monoxide might be an emergency, so it’s not a situation to mess around with. 

1. You Can’t Smell It 

Carbon monoxide is hazardous because you cannot see it, detect it with your nose or taste it. It’s nonirritating in small amounts and can’t be filtrated. 

2. It Can Be Deadly After Only Minutes 

Carbon monoxide is a side effect of spent fuel. It can filter into your residence during the winter if the heat exchanger on your gas furnace cracks. Based on how big the leak is and the circulation in a house, the gas could become lethal in just a few minutes. 

Once breathed in, the gas has a half-life of approximately five hours. If you are breathing clean air, it will take five hours to remove it from your body. It requires an additional five hours to reduce that amount by half. 

3. Carbon Monoxide Symptoms Can Mimic Other Illnesses 

It can also mirror conditions that can be misdiagnosed as 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 several ways you can do to keep your house safe: 

  1. Your residence with at least one gas heater, attached garage or fireplace requires a carbon monoxide alarm. It’s necessary to have a sensor on all levels of your home, on top of the basement and garage. You also should have one installed inside or outside of every bedroom. Don’t have a carbon monoxide system in your house? 
    Call Norrell Service Experts at 205-267-0023 to buy one. Ask our technicians about our economical Wi-Fi carbon monoxide alarms. 
  1. If you currently use a carbon monoxide system, consistently look at or put in new batteries. You should check batteries every season, and get a new alarm every three to five years. 
  1. If your carbon monoxide sensor alerts you to danger, leave your residence without delay and phone 911. 

Keep Your Family Safe with Assistance from Norrell Service Experts 

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

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