How Do You Test for Carbon Monoxide?

There are a lot of vapors that could be inside your Houston house. Natural gas and fumes that come from residential fixtures, flooring and paints. Not one of them are as dangerous as carbon monoxide.

Get in touch with Church Services at 713-396-3760 today to begin defending your home against this dangerous gas.

Why is Carbon Monoxide so Bad?

Carbon monoxide may be a major concern, so it’s not a situation to joke about.

1. You Can’t Smell It

Carbon monoxide is dangerous because you can’t see it, smell it with your nose or taste it. It’s not as dangerous in small amounts and can’t be filtrated.

2. It Can Be Fatal Within Minutes

Carbon monoxide is a result of used fuel. It can filter into your house during the winter if the heat exchanger on your gas furnace breaks. Depending on how large the leak is and the circulation in a house, the gas could become lethal in within minutes.

Once breathed in, carbon monoxide has a half-life of approximately five hours. If you are taking in pure air, it requires five hours to remove it from your body. You will need another five hours to cut that level by half.

3. Carbon Monoxide Reaction Can Act Like Other Illnesses

Carbon monoxide can also mirror conditions that can be confused with the flu, viral infections and chronic fatigue syndrome, among other things.

How to Defend Your Home from Carbon Monoxide

There’s no reason to gamble with carbon monoxide poisoning.

Here are three steps you can complete to keep your home safe:

  1. Your house with at least one gas heater, connected garage or fireplace requires a carbon monoxide system. It’s necessary to have a detector on all levels of your house, on top of the basement and garage. You also need to install one inside or outside of all bedrooms. Don’t have a carbon monoxide alarm in your house?
    Call Church Services at 713-396-3760 to purchase one. Ask our pros about our affordable Wi-Fi carbon monoxide systems.
  2. If you currently have a carbon monoxide system, regularly look at or swap out the batteries. You should test batteries every 90 days, and buy a new system every three to five years.
  3. If your carbon monoxide alarm alerts you to danger, exit your house right away and call 911.

Protect Your Loved Ones with Support from Church Services

Carbon monoxide doesn’t have to be frightening, and with the proper steps your house can be protected from the dangerous gas. Take the precautions and call Church Services at 713-396-3760 to learn more.