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

Prevention is the most important step. Taking correct safety precautions will decrease your likelihood of carbon monoxide poisoning in Houston.

Here are a couple steps you can take to keep your family protected:

  • Idle your car outside your garage. Cars are a significant source of carbon monoxide poisoning, so do not leave yours going in the restricted space of a garage. The same applies for gas equipment like lawn mowers or snowmobiles.
  • Don’t use ovens or grills as heating sources. These things are safe when run right but can make carbon monoxide when used for an extensive period of time in small spaces.
  • Don’t operate a gas generator indoors, as it makes fumes.
  • Have your chimney inspected by a professional. This verifies chimneys and vents aren’t clogged and connected correctly.
  • Verify gas appliances are working correctly, especially your heating system. You can make sure you’re receiving efficient, safe comfort by scheduling regular furnace maintenance with Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.