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

Preventing it from happening is the most critical place to begin. Completing correct safety precautions will reduce your risk of carbon monoxide poisoning in Grand Island.

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

  • Heat up your car away from your garage. Cars are a large source of carbon monoxide poisoning, so do not leave yours on in the confined space of a garage. The same applies for gas equipment like lawn mowers or snowmobiles.
  • Don’t use ovens or grills as heaters. These items are safe when run properly but can create carbon monoxide when used for an extended period of time in tight spaces.
  • Don’t operate a gas generator indoors, because it makes fumes.
  • Have your chimney checked by a specialist. This makes sure chimneys and vents are clear and connected appropriately.
  • Confirm gas appliances are operating accurately, particularly your heater. You can make sure you’re getting efficient, safe heating by requesting yearly furnace maintenance with McElroy Service Experts.