Carbon Monoxide is a deadly poison you can't see, smell, taste, or touch. It's dangerous! It is an invisible deadly killer, a byproduct of incomplete combustion by means of Burning fuel. Where may it be hidden?
Gas Clothes Dryer
Gas Water Heater
Cars and other gasoline powered combustion engines
Install carbon monoxide alarms and test often to make sure they are working.
Replace batteries annually.
Never keep the car running inside a closed garage.
Home Maintenance & Service Agreements
Schedule a qualified professional to annually inspect your home. Make sure all appliances are installed correctly by a professional, vented correctly, installed and maintained without air pressure fluctuations or airway blockages. When lives are at stake, don't rely on any Friendly, Cheap, or Uncle Handyman who can charge less or do it for free. Annual or seasonal inspections should not be ignored or thought of as unimportant.
Check the filters in a central forced-air furnace for lint build-up, clean and replace filters regularly. Install the right size filters. Never operate a central forced-air furnace without ensuring that the front panel door fits snugly.
Never operate an unvented gas heater.
Never place rugs, furniture, toys, pet beds, or other items where airflow is blocked.
If the heat in your home is out, don't heat with a range, gas oven, or outdoor barbeque!
Purchase a Carbon Monoxide Detector and follow manufacturer's instructions.
Flu-like symptoms, such as: 1) Headaches, 2) Dizziness, 3) Nausea, 4) Vomiting, 5) Fatigue so bad you can't stop sleeping, 6) Mental confusion, 7) Shortness of breath.
If possible, turn off and stop using suspected appliance
Leave the home immediately and get help from the nearest neighbor
New Home Owner?
Get your home inspected before you own. When in doubt, replace smoke detectors or replace batteries, replace or install a Carbon Monoxide Detector, install new filters. Only let a trained, qualified professional install and inspect appliances. Know where your shut-off valves are located for gas, electric, and water. Know your home! Have an escape plan and implement home safety protocol.