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How Do You Check for Carbon Monoxide?

There are a lot of fumes that could be in your Birmingham residence. Natural gas and gases that derive from residential fixtures, flooring and paints. Not one of these gases are as dangerous as carbon monoxide. 

Get in touch with Norrell Service Experts at 205-267-0023 right away to start shielding your loved ones against this toxic gas. 

Service Experts Video about the Dangers of Carbon Monoxide

Why is Carbon Monoxide so Toxic? 

Carbon monoxide may be a serious issue, so it’s not a thing to take lightly. 

1. You Can’t Taste It 

Carbon monoxide is hazardous because you aren’t able to see it, sense it with your nose or taste it. It’s not as dangerous in little amounts and can’t be filtered. 

2. It Can Be Fatal Within Minutes 

Carbon monoxide is a side effect of burnt fuel. It can filter into your home during cold weather if the heat exchanger on your gas furnace breaks. Based on how large the leak is and the ventilation in a house, carbon monoxide can become lethal in within minutes. 

Once breathed in, the gas has a half-life of about five hours. If you are taking in clean air, it requires five hours to take it out of your body. It will take an additional five hours to cut that amount by half. 

3. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Can Mirror Other Illnesses 

The gas can also mimic symptoms that can be misdiagnosed as the flu, viral infections and chronic fatigue syndrome, among other things. 

How to Defend Your Residence from Carbon Monoxide 

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

Here are three precautions you can complete to keep your residence safe: 

  1. Each house with at least one natural gas heater, attached garage or fireplace needs to have a carbon monoxide system. You need to have an alarm on every level of your house, on top of 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 house? 
    Call Norrell Service Experts at 205-267-0023 to get one. Ask our Experts about our economical Wi-Fi carbon monoxide systems. 
  1. If you currently have a carbon monoxide alarm, frequently look at or put in new batteries. You should test batteries every 90 days, and buy a new system every three to five years. 
  1. If your carbon monoxide system goes off, exit your house immediately and dial 911. 

Protect Your Loved Ones with Support from Norrell Service Experts 

Carbon monoxide doesn’t have to be terrifying, and with the recommended actions your home can be safe from the toxic gas. Make the proper changes and call Norrell Service Experts at 205-267-0023 to learn more. 

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