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

Preventing it from happening is the most crucial place to start. Doing appropriate 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 protected:

  • Warm up your car out of your garage. Cars are a significant source of carbon monoxide poisoning, so don’t leave yours going in the small space of a garage. The same applies for gas equipment such as lawn mowers or snowmobiles.
  • Don’t operate ovens or grills as heating sources. 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, because it makes fumes.
  • Have your chimney checked by a specialist. This makes sure chimneys and vents aren’t clogged and connected properly.
  • Confirm gas appliances are working correctly, including your heating system. You can make sure you’re receiving efficient, safe operation by scheduling yearly furnace maintenance with Finch Air Conditioning & Heating.