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

Stopping it from happening is the most crucial place to start. Doing correct safety precautions will reduce your chances of carbon monoxide poisoning in La Porte.

Here are a few steps you can take to keep your family safe:

  • Warm up your car away from your garage. Cars are a significant source of carbon monoxide poisoning, so don’t leave yours going in the restricted space of a garage. The same goes for gas equipment such as lawn mowers or snowmobiles.
  • Don’t run ovens or grills as heaters. These items are safe when operated correctly but can create carbon monoxide when used for a long period of time in tight spaces.
  • Don’t run a gas generator indoors, as it produces fumes.
  • Have your chimney checked by a specialist. This makes sure chimneys and vents aren’t blocked and connected properly.
  • Confirm gas appliances are working correctly, including your heater. You can make sure you’re getting efficient, safe operation by scheduling yearly furnace maintenance with Finch Air Conditioning & Heating.