How Do You Look for Carbon Monoxide?

There are a lot of gases that could be inside your Boise residence. Natural gas and gases that originate from residential furnishings, carpet and paints. None of these gases are as dangerous as carbon monoxide.

Call TML Service Experts at 208-488-4892 now to begin shielding your family against this dangerous gas.

Why is Carbon Monoxide so Deadly?

Carbon monoxide might be a life and death situation, so it’s not a thing to mess around with.

1. You Can’t Taste It

Carbon monoxide is life-threatening because you aren’t able to see it, sense it with your nose or taste it. It’s not as dangerous in small concentrations and can’t be filtered.

2. It Can Be Fatal in Just a Few Minutes

Carbon monoxide is a side effect of spent fuel. It can filter into your residence during cold weather if the heat exchanger on your gas furnace fails. Depending on how considerable the leak is and the ventilation in a house, it could become fatal in only a few minutes.

Once inhaled, the gas has a half-life of about five hours. If you are inhaling pure air, it will take five hours to get it out of your system. It will take an extra five hours to reduce that amount by half.

3. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Can Resemble Other Illnesses

Carbon monoxide can also mimic conditions that can be mistaken as the flu, viral infections and chronic fatigue syndrome, among other illnesses.

How to Guard Your Residence from Carbon Monoxide

There’s no reason to risk carbon monoxide poisoning.

Here are several things you can take to keep your residence safe:

  1. Each house with at least one natural gas furnace, adjoined garage or fireplace needs to have a carbon monoxide alarm. It’s necessary to have an alarm on each level of your residence, on top of the basement and garage. You also need to install one inside or outside of every bedroom. Aren’t using a carbon monoxide system in your house?
    Call TML Service Experts at 208-488-4892 to get one. Ask our technicians about our affordable Wi-Fi carbon monoxide alarms.
  2. If you currently have a carbon monoxide detector, frequently check or replace the batteries. You should test batteries every 90 days, and replace the detector every three to five years.
  3. If your carbon monoxide sensor sounds, get out of your home immediately and dial 911.

Protect Your Family with Support from TML Service Experts

Carbon monoxide doesn’t have to be terrifying, and with the proper steps your family can be safe from the toxic gas. Take the precautions and call TML Service Experts at 208-488-4892 to learn more.