How Do You Test for Carbon Monoxide?

There are a lot of fumes that could be within your Birmingham house. Natural gas and vapors that originate from residential fixtures, carpeting and paints. None of them are as threatening as carbon monoxide. 

Call Norrell Service Experts at 205-267-0023 today to begin shielding your loved ones against this toxic gas. 

Service Experts Video about the Dangers of Carbon Monoxide

Why is Carbon Monoxide so Deadly? 

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

1. You Can’t Taste It 

Carbon monoxide is dangerous because you can’t observe it, smell it with your nose or recognize it with your taste buds. It’s not as dangerous in low amounts and can’t be purified. 

2. It Can Be Fatal After Only Minutes 

Carbon monoxide is a result of burnt fuel. It can leak into your house during the winter if the heat exchanger on your gas furnace cracks. Depending on how considerable the leak is and the ventilation in a home, carbon monoxide could become fatal in just a few minutes. 

Once taken in, the gas has a half-life of approximately five hours. If you are breathing fresh air, it requires five hours to get it out of your body. You will need another five hours to cut that concentration by half. 

3. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Can Resemble Other Illnesses 

The gas can also mirror symptoms that can be mistaken as the flu, viral infections and chronic fatigue syndrome, among other illnesses. 

How to Defend Your Residence from Carbon Monoxide 

There’s no justification to risk carbon monoxide poisoning. 

Here are several ways you can take to keep your family safe: 

  1. Every home with at least one natural gas furnace, attached garage or fireplace requires a carbon monoxide detector. You should have a detector on all levels of your house, on top of the basement and garage. You also should have one installed inside or outside of all bedrooms. Aren’t using a carbon monoxide system in your home? 
    Call Norrell Service Experts at 205-267-0023 to purchase one. Ask our techs about our economical Wi-Fi carbon monoxide alarms. 
  1. If you already own a carbon monoxide system, frequently look at or replace the batteries. You should check batteries every three months, and buy a new alarm every three to five years. 
  1. If your carbon monoxide system sounds, leave your residence immediately and dial 911. 

Keep Your Family Safe with Support from Norrell Service Experts 

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

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