How Do You Look for Carbon Monoxide?

There are a multitude of fumes that could be in your Birmingham house. Natural gas and gases that come from household furniture, flooring and paints. Not one of these gases are as hazardous as carbon monoxide.

Get in touch with Norrell Service Experts at 205-267-0023 right away to begin defending your home against this harmful gas.

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Why is Carbon Monoxide so Bad?

Carbon monoxide could be a big deal, so it’s not a thing to take lightly.

1. You Can’t Smell It

Carbon monoxide is deadly because you cannot see it, sense it with your nose or detect it with your taste buds. It doesn’t cause irritation in low doses and can’t be purified.

2. It Can Be Fatal After Only Minutes

Carbon monoxide is a result of used fuel. It can filter into your residence during the winter if the heat exchanger on your gas furnace breaks. While it depends on how considerable the leak is and the circulation in a residence, it could become fatal in within minutes.

Once taken in, carbon monoxide has a half-life of around five hours. If you are inhaling clean air, it will take five hours to get it out of your bloodstream. It requires another five hours to cut that concentration by half.

3. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Can Resemble Other Illnesses

Carbon monoxide may also mimic illnesses that can be mistaken as the flu, viral infections and chronic fatigue syndrome, among other things.

How to Protect Your Residence from Carbon Monoxide

There’s no reason to take a chance with carbon monoxide poisoning.

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

    1. Every residence with at least one gas heater, attached garage or fireplace needs to have a carbon monoxide system. You need to have a sensor on all levels of your residence, on top of the basement and garage. You also should have one installed inside or outside of all bedrooms. Don’t use a carbon monoxide alarm in your house?
      Call Norrell Service Experts at 205-267-0023 to purchase one. Ask our Experts about our economical Wi-Fi carbon monoxide systems.
    1. If you already have a carbon monoxide system, regularly check or put in new batteries. You should check batteries every season, and get a new detector every three to five years.
    1. If your carbon monoxide detector goes off, get out of your home without delay and call 911.

Keep Your Family Safe with Assistance from Norrell Service Experts

Carbon monoxide doesn’t have to be frightening, and with the recommended actions your loved ones can be guarded from the toxic gas. Make the proper changes and call Norrell Service Experts at 205-267-0023 to learn more.

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