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

Stopping it from happening is the most important step. Taking appropriate safety precautions will reduce your risk of carbon monoxide poisoning in Edmonton.

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

  • Idle your car out of your garage. Cars are a significant source of carbon monoxide poisoning, so don’t leave yours going in the confined space of a garage. The same is true for gas equipment like lawn mowers or snowmobiles.
  • Don’t use ovens or grills for heat. These appliances are safe when run properly but can create carbon monoxide when on for an extensive period of time in little spaces.
  • Don’t use a gas generator indoors, because it creates fumes.
  • Have your chimney examined by a professional. This ensures chimneys and vents aren’t blocked and connected appropriately.
  • Verify gas appliances are working correctly, particularly your heater. You can ensure efficient, safe heating by requesting routine furnace maintenance with McKinley Heating Service Experts.