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

Preventing it from happening is the most crucial place to start. Doing correct safety precautions will lower your likelihood of carbon monoxide poisoning in Champaign.

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

  • Idle your car away from your garage. Cars are a major source of carbon monoxide poisoning, so do not leave yours going in the confined space of a garage. The same applies for gas equipment including lawn mowers or snowmobiles.
  • Don’t run ovens or grills for heat. These appliances are safe when operated right but can produce carbon monoxide when on for an extensive period of time in tight spaces.
  • Don’t operate a gas generator indoors, because it creates fumes.
  • Have your chimney examined by a specialist. This verifies chimneys and vents aren’t clogged and connected appropriately.
  • Confirm gas appliances are running accurately, including your heating system. You can make sure you’re receiving efficient, safe operation by booking annual furnace maintenance with Chief/Bauer Service Experts.