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

Preventing it from happening is the most important step. Doing correct safety precautions will reduce your likelihood of carbon monoxide poisoning in Richmond.

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

  • Warm up your car out of 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 goes for gas equipment such as lawn mowers or snowmobiles.
  • Don’t operate ovens or grills as heating sources. These items are safe when operated properly but can produce carbon monoxide when run for an extended period of time in tight spaces.
  • Don’t use a gas generator indoors, as it makes fumes.
  • Have your chimney inspected by a professional. This verifies chimneys and vents are clear and connected properly.
  • Verify gas appliances are operating correctly, particularly your heater. You can make sure you’re receiving efficient, safe operation by scheduling yearly furnace maintenance with Eveready Service Experts .