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

Prevention is the most essential step. Taking appropriate safety precautions will lower your likelihood of carbon monoxide poisoning in Fort Myers.

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

  • Heat up your car out of your garage. Cars are a significant source of carbon monoxide poisoning, so do not leave yours going in the small space of a garage. The same goes for gas equipment such as lawn mowers or snowmobiles.
  • Don’t operate ovens or grills as heating sources. These appliances are safe when run properly but can make carbon monoxide when run for a long period of time in little spaces.
  • Don’t use a gas generator indoors, because it makes fumes.
  • Have your chimney examined by a professional. This ensures chimneys and vents aren’t blocked and connected appropriately.
  • Confirm gas appliances are working properly, especially your heater. You can make sure you’re receiving efficient, safe heating by booking yearly furnace maintenance with Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.