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

Stopping it from happening is the most essential place to start. Doing correct safety precautions will reduce your risk of carbon monoxide poisoning in Albany.

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

  • Idle your car outside your garage. Cars are a major source of carbon monoxide poisoning, so do not leave yours on in the restricted space of a garage. The same applies for gas equipment including lawn mowers or snowmobiles.
  • Don’t run ovens or grills for heat. These items are safe when run properly but can produce carbon monoxide when on for a long period of time in tight spaces.
  • Don’t run a gas generator indoors, since it makes fumes.
  • Have your chimney examined by a pro. This confirms chimneys and vents aren’t blocked and connected properly.
  • Check gas appliances are working properly, including your heating system. You can make sure you’re getting efficient, safe operation by scheduling yearly furnace maintenance with D.A. Bennett Service Experts.