How Do You Test for Carbon Monoxide?

There are a multitude of vapors that could be inside your Austin home. Natural gas and gases that come from residential furnishings, flooring and paints. Not one of these gases are as threatening as carbon monoxide.

Get in touch with Strand Brothers Service Experts at 512-592-3072 today to start defending your house against this toxic gas.

Why is Carbon Monoxide so Toxic?

Carbon monoxide could be a life and death situation, 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, detect it with your nose or taste it. It’s nonirritating in little doses and can’t be purified.

2. It Can Be Lethal After Only Minutes

Carbon monoxide is a side effect of spent fuel. It can get into your house during cold weather if the heat exchanger on your gas furnace cracks. While it depends on how large the leak is and the circulation in a home, it can become lethal in only a few minutes.

Once inhaled, carbon monoxide has a half-life of around five hours. If you are inhaling pure air, it requires five hours to get it out of your body. It requires an extra five hours to reduce that concentration by half.

3. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Can Mimic Other Illnesses

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

How to Defend Your Home from Carbon Monoxide

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

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

  1. Each residence with at least one gas appliance, connected garage or fireplace should have a carbon monoxide detector. You should have an alarm on each level of your residence, in addition to the basement and garage. You also need to install one inside or outside of each bedroom. Don’t use a carbon monoxide system in your home?
    Call Strand Brothers Service Experts at 512-592-3072 to get one. Ask our pros about our affordable Wi-Fi carbon monoxide systems.
  2. If you already own a carbon monoxide system, consistently test or replace the batteries. You should check batteries every 90 days, and get a new alarm every three to five years.
  3. If your carbon monoxide system sounds, get out of your house immediately and dial 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 home can be safe from the toxic gas. Take the necessary steps and call Strand Brothers Service Experts at 512-592-3072 to learn more.