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

Stopping it from happening is the most essential step. Doing appropriate safety precautions will lower your chances of carbon monoxide poisoning in Gaithersburg.

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

  • Warm up your car out of your garage. Cars are a major source of carbon monoxide poisoning, so don’t leave yours running in the small space of a garage. The same applies for gas equipment including lawn mowers or snowmobiles.
  • Don’t run ovens or grills as heaters. These items are safe when used right but can produce carbon monoxide when used for an extended period of time in tight spaces.
  • Don’t use a gas generator indoors, since it produces fumes.
  • Have your chimney checked by a specialist. This ensures chimneys and vents aren’t blocked and connected properly.
  • Confirm gas appliances are working correctly, including your furnace. You can make sure you’re getting efficient, safe comfort by requesting regular furnace maintenance with Parker Pearce Service Experts.