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

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

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

  • Heat up your car away from your garage. Cars are a large source of carbon monoxide poisoning, so never 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 things are safe when operated properly but can create carbon monoxide when run for an extensive period of time in small spaces.
  • Don’t use a gas generator indoors, as it creates fumes.
  • Have your chimney inspected by a professional. This confirms chimneys and vents aren’t clogged and connected appropriately.
  • Verify gas appliances are working accurately, particularly your heater. You can ensure efficient, safe operation by booking routine furnace maintenance with McKinley Heating Service Experts.
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