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 the Wasatch Front region.

Here are a few steps you can take to keep your family safe:

  • Idle your car outside your garage. Cars are a major source of carbon monoxide poisoning, so don’t leave yours going in the small space of a garage. The same applies for gas equipment like lawn mowers or snowmobiles.
  • Don’t use ovens or grills for heat. These things are safe when used properly but can make carbon monoxide when used for a long period of time in little spaces.
  • Don’t run a gas generator indoors, since it makes fumes.
  • Have your chimney examined by a professional. This makes sure chimneys and vents are clear and connected correctly.
  • Check gas appliances are working correctly, particularly your heater. You can make sure you’re receiving efficient, safe comfort by scheduling yearly furnace maintenance with Barlow Service Experts.
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