How Do You Test for Carbon Monoxide?

There are many fumes that could be in your East Syracuse home. Natural gas and vapors that come from household fixtures, carpeting and paints. Not one of these fumes are as threatening as carbon monoxide.

Get in touch with Falso Service Experts at 315-313-6531 today to get started protecting your residence against this toxic gas.


Why is Carbon Monoxide so Dangerous?

Carbon monoxide could be a big deal, so it’s not something to mess around with.

1. You Can’t Smell It

Carbon monoxide is hazardous because you cannot see it, sense it with your nose or taste it. It doesn’t cause irritation in small doses and can’t be filtrated.

2. It Can Be Deadly Within Minutes

Carbon monoxide is a result of used fuel. It can get into your home during cold weather if the heat exchanger on your gas furnace fails. While it depends on how large the leak is and the circulation in a home, carbon monoxide could become lethal in only a few minutes.

Once taken in, carbon monoxide has a half-life of approximately five hours. If you are inhaling clean air, it will take five hours to remove it from your body. It requires an extra five hours to reduce that amount by half.

3. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Can Act Like Other Illnesses

Carbon monoxide could also mirror symptoms that can be confused with the flu, viral infections and chronic fatigue syndrome, among other illnesses.

How to Protect Your Home from Carbon Monoxide

There’s no point to risk carbon monoxide poisoning.

Here are some steps you can take to keep your home safe:

  1. Each house with at least one fuel-burning appliance, adjoined garage or fireplace requires a carbon monoxide system. You should have a sensor on every level of your house, on top of the basement and garage. You also need to install one inside or outside of all bedrooms. Aren’t using a carbon monoxide alarm in your residence?
    Call Falso Service Experts at 315-313-6531 to purchase one. Ask our Experts about our affordable Wi-Fi carbon monoxide detectors.
  2. If you currently own a carbon monoxide detector, regularly test or replace the batteries. You should test batteries every 90 days, and replace the alarm every three to five years.
  3. If your carbon monoxide system sounds, exit your home right away and phone 911.

Protect Your Loved Ones with Assistance from Falso Service Experts

Carbon monoxide doesn’t have to be frightening, and with the proper steps your loved ones can be protected from the hazardous gas. Take the precautions and call Service Experts at 315-313-6531 to learn more.

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