How Do You Check for Carbon Monoxide?

There are a lot of fumes that could be inside your Austin house. Natural gas and fumes that originate from home fixtures, carpet and paints. None of these gases are as hazardous as carbon monoxide. 

Get in touch with Strand Brothers Service Experts at 512-592-3072 now to begin defending your house against this harmful gas. 

Service Experts Video about the Dangers of Carbon Monoxide

Why is Carbon Monoxide so Poisonous? 

Carbon monoxide could be a major concern, so it’s not a thing to joke about. 

1. You Can’t Smell It 

Carbon monoxide is deadly because you cannot observe it, smell it with your nose or recognize it with your taste buds. It doesn’t cause irritation in little doses and can’t be purified. 

2. It Can Be Lethal After Only Minutes 

Carbon monoxide is a result of used fuel. It can filter into your house during the winter if the heat exchanger on your gas furnace fails. While it depends on how large the leak is and the airflow in a house, carbon monoxide may become lethal in only a few minutes. 

Once breathed in, carbon monoxide has a half-life of around five hours. If you are inhaling pure air, you will need five hours to remove it from your body. It requires an extra five hours to decrease that concentration by half. 

3. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Can Act Like Other Illnesses 

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

How to Guard Your Home from Carbon Monoxide 

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

Here are some steps you can take to keep your house safe: 

  1. Each house with at least one gas appliance, connected garage or fireplace requires a carbon monoxide detector. It’s necessary to have a detector on each level of your house, in addition to the basement and garage. You also need to install one inside or outside of every bedroom. Aren’t using a carbon monoxide detector in your house? 
    Call Strand Brothers Service Experts at 512-592-3072 to get one. Ask our pros about our economical Wi-Fi carbon monoxide alarms. 
  1. If you presently own a carbon monoxide detector, regularly check or put in new batteries. You should check batteries every 90 days, and buy a new detector every three to five years. 
  1. If your carbon monoxide alarm goes off, get out of your house right away and call 911. 

Protect Your Family with Assistance from Strand Brothers Service Experts 

Carbon monoxide doesn’t have to be scary, and with the proper steps 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. 

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