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How Do You Test for Carbon Monoxide?

There are many vapors that could be in your Birmingham residence. Natural gas and vapors that derive from household furniture, flooring and paints. None of these fumes are as dangerous as carbon monoxide. 

Get in touch with Norrell Service Experts at 205-267-0023 now to get started defending your loved ones against this dangerous gas. 

Service Experts Video about the Dangers of Carbon Monoxide

Why is Carbon Monoxide so Bad? 

Carbon monoxide may be an emergency, so it’s not something to mess around with. 

1. You Can’t See It 

Carbon monoxide is deadly because you cannot see it, detect it with your nose or recognize it with your taste buds. It’s not as dangerous in little amounts and can’t be filtered. 

2. It Can Be Deadly After Only Minutes 

Carbon monoxide is a side effect of spent fuel. It can creep into your house during the winter if the heat exchanger on your gas furnace breaks. Depending on how big the leak is and the ventilation in a home, carbon monoxide may become lethal in within minutes. 

Once inhaled, carbon monoxide has a half-life of around five hours. If you are taking in clean air, it will take five hours to get it out of your bloodstream. It will take another five hours to decrease that amount by half. 

3. Carbon Monoxide Symptoms Can Act Like Other Illnesses 

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

How to Protect Your Home from Carbon Monoxide 

There’s no justification to gamble with carbon monoxide poisoning. 

Here are some precautions you can do to keep your residence safe: 

  1. Every residence with at least one fuel-burning appliance, adjoined garage or fireplace requires a carbon monoxide system. You need to have an alarm 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 alarm in your home? 
    Call Norrell Service Experts at 205-267-0023 to buy one. Ask our specialists about our economical Wi-Fi carbon monoxide systems. 
  1. If you currently use a carbon monoxide alarm, regularly check or replace the batteries. You should look at batteries every three months, and buy a new detector every three to five years. 
  1. If your carbon monoxide alarm alerts you to danger, leave your house without delay and phone 911. 

Protect Your Loved Ones with Help from Norrell 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 precautions and call Norrell Service Experts at 205-267-0023 to learn more. 

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