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

Prevention is the most critical step. Taking correct safety precautions will reduce your chances of carbon monoxide poisoning in Denver.

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

  • Idle your car outside your garage. Cars are a significant source of carbon monoxide poisoning, so never leave yours running in the restricted space of a garage. The same is true for gas equipment such as lawn mowers or snowmobiles.
  • Don’t operate ovens or grills for heat. These things are safe when operated correctly but can make carbon monoxide when used for an extended period of time in tight spaces.
  • Don’t use a gas generator indoors, since it makes fumes.
  • Have your chimney inspected by a pro. This confirms chimneys and vents aren’t clogged and connected appropriately.
  • Check gas appliances are running correctly, especially your heating system. You can make sure you’re receiving efficient, safe heating by requesting annual furnace maintenance with Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.