Carbon Monoxide - The Silent Killer - by Jackie Connelly-Fornuff

Reblogger Chris Ann Cleland
Real Estate Agent with Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA VA License # 0225089470

My friend Jackie Connelly-Fornuff makes a great point about carbon monoxide detectors.  There are many reasons to have one, but many homes still do not have even the super affordable plug-in version.

After reading Jackie's blog, you'll probably want to pick one up from our local home improvement store, or even Costco, like I did.  And if you'd like to leave a comment, please visit Jackie's original post.

Original content by Jackie Connelly-Fornuff

Carbon Monoxide - The Silent Killer

I don't know about anyone else, but I wouldn't be able to sleep without a carbon monoxide detector.

This past Sunday morning, ours stopped working and I told my husband I will not be able to sleep without one working in the house.

We bought the one pictured by Kidde. It came with a battery and all you do is plug it in. It has a tamper resist feature which means if you remove it from the wall, the alarm will go off. It also has a battery back-up for power outages. That's perfect for me! All you have to do is remove the battery tab and plug it in and you are done. No hard wiring.

I always thought carbon monoxide only came from a few sources like a blocked chimney flu or a home heating unit. On the back of the carbon monoxide detector package it shows common sources for this silent killer:

  1. Car running in an attached garage.
  2. Clogged chimney.
  3. Corroded or disconnected water heater vent pipe.
  4. Gas, or wood-burning fire place.
  5. Cracked or loose furnace exchange.
  6. Improperly installed kitchen range or vent.
  7. Operating a grill indoors or in a garage.
  8. Portable kerosene or gas heaters.

Thankfully, I never knew anyone who died from carbon monoxide poisoning and I hope I never do. If you do not have one, buy one. There are 8 reasons why you have to. It's a very small price to pay to keep you and your family safe.

Jackie Connelly-Fornuff
Coldwell Banker Residential

Babylon, NY 11702
Direct: (631) 274-1937
Cell: (631)

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