How Do You Test for Carbon Monoxide?

There are a multitude of fumes that could be inside your Dallas home. Natural gas and fumes that come from household furniture, carpeting and paints. Not one of these gases are as hazardous as carbon monoxide. 

Get in touch with Levy & Son Service Experts at 469-250-0932 now to start defending your house against this harmful gas. 

Service Experts Video about the Dangers of Carbon Monoxide

Why is Carbon Monoxide so Bad? 

Carbon monoxide may be a major concern, so it’s not a thing to mess around with. 

1. You Can’t Smell It 

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

2. It Can Be Fatal Within Minutes 

Carbon monoxide is a result of burnt fuel. It can filter into your home during the winter if the heat exchanger on your gas furnace fails. While it depends on how large the leak is and the airflow in a home, carbon monoxide may become deadly in only a few minutes. 

Once breathed in, it has a half-life of around five hours. If you are inhaling pure air, you will need five hours to remove it from your body. It will take an additional five hours to decrease that amount by half. 

3. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Can Act Like Other Illnesses 

It may also cause symptoms that can be misdiagnosed as the flu, viral infections and chronic fatigue syndrome, among other things. 

How to Guard Your Family from Carbon Monoxide 

There’s no justification to risk carbon monoxide poisoning. 

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

  1. Each home with at least one gas appliance, connected garage or fireplace requires a carbon monoxide alarm. You need to have a detector on each level of your home, in addition to the basement and garage. You also should install one inside or outside of every bedroom. Don’t use a carbon monoxide detector in your home? 
    Call Levy & Son Service Experts at 469-250-0932 to buy one. Ask our Experts about our economical Wi-Fi carbon monoxide alarms. 
  1. If you presently own a carbon monoxide detector, frequently look at or put in new batteries. You should test batteries every 90 days, and get a new detector every three to five years. 
  1. If your carbon monoxide alarm alerts you to danger, get out of your home right away and call 911. 

Protect Your Family with Assistance from Levy & Son Service Experts 

Carbon monoxide doesn’t have to be scary, and with the proper steps your family can be guarded from the hazardous gas. Take the necessary steps and call Levy & Son Service Experts at 469-250-0932 to learn more. 

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