Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Realty Executives NOLA - Kim Higgins, Broker/Owner - Greater New Orleans & Northshore Area Real Estate

Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas that you cannot smell, taste or feel, but it can cause great harm to your health.The gas is produced from burning material containing carbon. Common household sources of CO include gas heaters, charcoal grills, cigarette smoke, spray paint, gasoline generators, and other sources. Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are similar to the flu, such as fatigue, headaches and nausea. Children are affected more quickly than adults because of their smaller size. Carbon monoxide poisoning can cause serious injury, including brain damage or death. To avoid exposure to this poison, heed the following advice:


  • Install a carbon monoxide alarm.

  • Do not use a generator or grill inside your home.

  • Do not leave a vehicle running inside your garage. Move it outdoor.

  • When using gasoline-powered devices, store it away from children.


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Sharon & Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette, IN - Lafayette, IN
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Very good information and very little ever comes up in an inspection report in this area other than to warn buyers that there is NOT a CO detector present.

Jun 22, 2018 04:58 PM #1
Robert Sole
REM Inspections LLC - Winter Springs, FL

I second the CO detector.  They have only recently been required but most people forget that, in addition to the things you mentioned, a gas (or propane) range, water heater or dryer, also produce carbon monoxide.

Jun 25, 2018 12:55 PM #2
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