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

Preventing it from happening is the most important place to start. Completing correct safety precautions will decrease your risk of carbon monoxide poisoning in Hurricane.

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

  • Heat up your car out of your garage. Cars are a major source of carbon monoxide poisoning, so don’t leave yours on in the confined space of a garage. The same is true for gas equipment like lawn mowers or snowmobiles.
  • Don’t operate ovens or grills for heat. These appliances are safe when run right but can make carbon monoxide when on for an extensive period of time in little spaces.
  • Don’t operate a gas generator indoors, as it creates fumes.
  • Have your chimney inspected by a professional. This confirms chimneys and vents aren’t clogged and connected correctly.
  • Verify gas appliances are running properly, including your furnace. You can make sure you’re receiving efficient, safe operation by requesting yearly furnace maintenance with Teays Valley Service Experts.
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