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

Stopping it from happening is the most important place to begin. Completing correct safety precautions will lower your chances of carbon monoxide poisoning in Champaign.

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

  • Heat up your car out of your garage. Cars are a major source of carbon monoxide poisoning, so do not leave yours on in the confined space of a garage. The same goes for gas equipment such as lawn mowers or snowmobiles.
  • Don’t run ovens or grills for heat. These things are safe when operated right but can make carbon monoxide when run for an extended period of time in tight spaces.
  • Don’t operate a gas generator indoors, as it creates fumes.
  • Have your chimney inspected by a pro. This verifies chimneys and vents aren’t clogged and connected correctly.
  • Confirm gas appliances are working correctly, including your heating system. You can make sure you’re getting efficient, safe operation by booking routine furnace maintenance with Chief/Bauer Service Experts.
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