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

Prevention is the most critical place to start. Taking correct safety precautions will lower your chances of carbon monoxide poisoning in Buffalo.

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

  • Warm up your car outside your garage. Cars are a large source of carbon monoxide poisoning, so don’t leave yours running in the restricted space of a garage. The same is true for gas equipment including lawn mowers or snowmobiles.
  • Don’t run ovens or grills as heaters. These things are safe when run correctly but can make carbon monoxide when on for an extended period of time in little spaces.
  • Don’t run a gas generator indoors, because it produces fumes.
  • Have your chimney examined by a pro. This ensures chimneys and vents aren’t blocked and connected properly.
  • Check gas appliances are running accurately, particularly your furnace. You can make sure you’re receiving efficient, safe comfort by requesting yearly furnace maintenance with Sunbeam Service Experts.
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