Safety First: How to Detect Carbon Monoxide

Odorless, invisible and extremely dangerous, carbon monoxide is a very poisonous gas that when inhaled continuously may cause paralysis and even death.

Protect your family from this silent killer. Install carbon monoxide detectors on each level and end of your home – you’ll receive early warnings of any carbon monoxide leaks in your home.

Safety First: Quick Alerts

Carbon monoxide alarms are designed to alert the homeowner when carbon monoxide levels accumulate over a period of time and will alarm before most people would experience any symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. Installing alarms with electrochemical sensing technology in the home also provide sufficient protection for residents.

Avoid Faulty Alarms: Accuracy

The more accurate the detector alarm, the greater the chances of appropriately responding to the problem. These alarms offer stability against changing temperatures and humidity to avoid false alarms or the failure of internal circuitry. They also help accurately respond to carbon monoxide and not other common household gasses or chemicals such as ammonia.

Reliable Battery: Worry-Free Backup

Wired with battery backup combination carbon monoxide alarms provide two important safety features and benefits. This alarm includes a voice warning system that announces fire, carbon monoxide, low battery and a smart hush activation feature. The voice alarm eliminates any confusion and clearly warns you and your family of a smoke or carbon monoxide hazard.

Alarm Placement: Near Major Appliances

Any heat producing item can produce carbon monoxide, even your gas or propane powered hot water heater. These are the main reasons for carbon monoxide gas leaks. It’s an excellent idea to place alarms near such equipment. Place the carbon monoxide monitor next to areas that you would think the poisonous gas could potentially come from in order to give enough time to vent the area as quickly as possible.

Warning Signal: Be Alerted Throughout Your Home

The noise from the detector is loud enough for everyone in the house to hear and receive sufficient time to get out of the house. Depending on the hearing ability of those in your home, you may wish to place alarms at opposite ends of the home.

Given off by the most common appliances in your home or workplace, it can be easy to overlook a deadly gas leak. If you’re concerned about your home’s safety, contact Church Services at (713) 722-5000 to schedule an assessment.