How Do You Test for Carbon Monoxide?

There are a lot of fumes that could be within your Elkhart house. Natural gas and vapors that originate from household fixtures, flooring and paints. Not one of them are as dangerous as carbon monoxide.

Call BW/Cook Service Experts at 574-218-6404 now to get started protecting your house against this dangerous gas.

Why is Carbon Monoxide so Bad?

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

1. You Can’t Smell It

Carbon monoxide is life-threatening because you can’t view it, smell it with your nose or detect it with your taste buds. It’s nonirritating in small doses and can’t be purified.

2. It Can Be Lethal Within Minutes

Carbon monoxide is a result of spent fuel. It can get into your residence during cold weather if the heat exchanger on your gas furnace cracks. While it depends on how big the leak is and the ventilation in a residence, it could become fatal in within minutes.

Once taken in, the gas has a half-life of around five hours. If you are breathing pure air, it will take five hours to remove it from your system. It will take another five hours to reduce that concentration by half.

3. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Can Resemble Other Illnesses

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

How to Protect Your Family from Carbon Monoxide

There’s no point to risk carbon monoxide poisoning.

Here are some steps you can take to keep your house safe:

  1. Each house with at least one fuel-burning furnace, adjoined garage or fireplace requires a carbon monoxide detector. You need to have a sensor on every level of your house, on top of the basement and garage. You also need to install one inside or outside of each bedroom. Aren’t using a carbon monoxide alarm in your home?
    Call BW/Cook Service Experts at 574-218-6404 to purchase one. Ask our Experts about our reasonable Wi-Fi carbon monoxide alarms.
  2. If you currently use a carbon monoxide detector, consistently look at or swap out the batteries. You should check batteries every 90 days, and replace the system every three to five years.
  3. If your carbon monoxide detector goes off, exit your house right away and phone 911.

Protect Your Family with Support from BW/Cook Service Experts

Carbon monoxide doesn’t have to be scary, and with the proper steps your family can be safe from the toxic gas. Take the necessary steps and call BW/Cook Service Experts at 574-218-6404 to learn more.