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

Preventing it from happening is the most crucial place to start. 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 safe:

  • Heat up your car outside your garage. Cars are a major source of carbon monoxide poisoning, so don’t leave yours going 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 heating sources. These items are safe when run right 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 makes fumes.
  • Have your chimney inspected by a specialist. This confirms chimneys and vents aren’t blocked and connected correctly.
  • Check gas appliances are operating accurately, particularly your heating system. You can make sure you’re receiving efficient, safe heating by scheduling annual furnace maintenance with BW/Cook Service Experts.