How Do You Check for Carbon Monoxide?

There are a multitude of gases that could be inside your Savannah house. Natural gas and fumes that originate from residential fixtures, carpet and paints. None of them are as threatening as carbon monoxide.

Reach Coastal Service Experts at 912-208-2399 right away to begin defending your house against this toxic gas.

Why is Carbon Monoxide so Toxic?

Carbon monoxide could be a life and death situation, so it’s not a situation to mess around with.

1. You Can’t Taste It

Carbon monoxide is dangerous because you can’t observe it, detect it with your nose or detect it with your taste buds. It doesn’t cause irritation in small doses and can’t be purified.

2. It Can Be Deadly After Only Minutes

Carbon monoxide is a side effect of spent fuel. It can leak into your home during the heating season if the heat exchanger on your gas furnace cracks. While it depends on how big the leak is and the circulation in a home, the gas can become lethal in just a few minutes.

Once inhaled, it has a half-life of around five hours. If you are inhaling clean air, it will take five hours to take it out of your bloodstream. You will need an additional five hours to reduce that amount by half.

3. Carbon Monoxide Reaction Can Mimic Other Illnesses

The gas can also mimic illnesses that can be confused with the flu, viral infections and chronic fatigue syndrome, among other illnesses.

How to Protect Your Residence from Carbon Monoxide

There’s no reason to gamble with carbon monoxide poisoning.

Here are some things you can complete to keep your house safe:

  1. Your house with at least one gas appliance, attached garage or fireplace needs to have a carbon monoxide system. You should have a sensor on all levels of your house, on top of the basement and garage. You also should have one installed inside or outside of each bedroom. Aren’t using a carbon monoxide alarm in your home?
    Call Coastal Service Experts at 912-208-2399 to get one. Ask our Experts about our economical Wi-Fi carbon monoxide detectors.
  2. If you currently own a carbon monoxide alarm, regularly test or swap out the batteries. You should test batteries every season, and get a new alarm every three to five years.
  3. If your carbon monoxide detector alerts you to danger, exit your residence right away and call 911.

Protect Your Family with Assistance from Coastal Service Experts

Carbon monoxide doesn’t have to be frightening, and with the recommended actions your home can be guarded from the hazardous gas. Make the proper changes and call Coastal Service Experts at 912-208-2399 to learn more.