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

Prevention is the most essential place to begin. Completing correct safety precautions will decrease your chances of carbon monoxide poisoning in Austin.

Here are a couple steps you can take to keep your family protected:

  • Idle your car outside your garage. Cars are a major source of carbon monoxide poisoning, so don’t leave yours on in the restricted space of a garage. The same goes for gas equipment such as lawn mowers or snowmobiles.
  • Don’t use ovens or grills for heat. These appliances are safe when used properly but can produce carbon monoxide when used for an extended period of time in little spaces.
  • Don’t operate a gas generator indoors, since it creates fumes.
  • Have your chimney examined by a pro. This verifies chimneys and vents aren’t blocked and connected correctly.
  • Confirm gas appliances are working correctly, including your furnace. You can make sure you’re receiving efficient, safe operation by scheduling yearly furnace maintenance with Strand Brothers Service Experts.
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