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

Prevention is the most essential step. Taking appropriate safety precautions will lower your chances 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 including lawn mowers or snowmobiles.
  • Don’t operate ovens or grills as heaters. These appliances are safe when run properly but can produce carbon monoxide when on for a long period of time in small spaces.
  • Don’t use a gas generator indoors, as it makes fumes.
  • Have your chimney examined by a professional. This ensures chimneys and vents aren’t clogged and connected correctly.
  • Confirm gas appliances are running properly, particularly your heating system. You can make sure you’re getting efficient, safe heating by requesting yearly furnace maintenance with Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.