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

Preventing it from happening is the most important place to begin. Doing proper safety precautions will reduce your likelihood of carbon monoxide poisoning in Elkhart.

Here are a couple 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 don’t leave yours on in the confined space of a garage. The same is true for gas equipment like lawn mowers or snowmobiles.
  • Don’t use ovens or grills as heaters. These items are safe when operated correctly but can create carbon monoxide when on for an extended period of time in little spaces.
  • Don’t run a gas generator indoors, since it produces fumes.
  • Have your chimney inspected by a pro. This confirms chimneys and vents aren’t clogged and connected correctly.
  • Check gas appliances are operating correctly, especially your heater. You can make sure you’re getting efficient, safe operation by scheduling routine furnace maintenance with BW/Cook Service Experts.
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