How Do You Test for Carbon Monoxide?

There are a lot of fumes that could be inside your Austin home. Natural gas and fumes that come from residential furniture, flooring and paints. Not one of these gases are as hazardous as carbon monoxide.

Reach Strand Brothers Service Experts at 512-592-3072 today to start shielding your residence against this toxic gas.

Why is Carbon Monoxide so Toxic?

Carbon monoxide could be a big deal, so it’s not a matter to mess around with.

1. You Can’t Smell It

Carbon monoxide is deadly because you cannot view it, sense it with your nose or taste it. It’s nonirritating in low amounts and can’t be purified.

2. It Can Be Lethal in Just a Few Minutes

Carbon monoxide is a result of spent fuel. It can get into your house during the winter if the heat exchanger on your gas furnace cracks. While it depends on how big the leak is and the circulation in a home, the gas can become lethal in just a few minutes.

Once inhaled, carbon monoxide has a half-life of around five hours. If you are taking in clean air, it requires five hours to get it out of your body. You will need an additional five hours to reduce that concentration by half.

3. Carbon Monoxide Symptoms Can Mirror Other Illnesses

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

How to Defend Your Family from Carbon Monoxide

There’s no point to take a chance with carbon monoxide poisoning.

Here are three steps you can do to keep your residence safe:

  1. Each residence with at least one gas heater, adjoined garage or fireplace should have a carbon monoxide detector. You should have a detector on each level of your residence, in addition to the basement and garage. You also should install one inside or outside of each bedroom. Aren’t using a carbon monoxide system in your home?
    Call Strand Brothers Service Experts at 512-592-3072 to purchase one. Ask our technicians about our reasonable Wi-Fi carbon monoxide systems.
  2. If you already own a carbon monoxide alarm, consistently look at or replace the batteries. You should look at batteries every 90 days, and replace the alarm every three to five years.
  3. If your carbon monoxide system sounds, get out of your residence immediately and call 911.

Protect Your Family with Support from Strand Brothers Service Experts

Carbon monoxide doesn’t have to be frightening, and with the recommended actions your loved ones can be safe from the dangerous gas. Take the necessary steps and call Strand Brothers Service Experts at 512-592-3072 to learn more.