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

Preventing it from happening is the most essential step. Completing appropriate safety precautions will decrease your chances of carbon monoxide poisoning in Houston.

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

  • Idle your car outside your garage. Cars are a major source of carbon monoxide poisoning, so do not leave yours on in the restricted space of a garage. The same is true for gas equipment such as lawn mowers or snowmobiles.
  • Don’t run ovens or grills as heating sources. These things are safe when used correctly but can produce carbon monoxide when on for a long period of time in tight spaces.
  • Don’t run a gas generator indoors, as it creates fumes.
  • Have your chimney checked by a professional. This ensures chimneys and vents aren’t clogged and connected appropriately.
  • Confirm gas appliances are working accurately, including your furnace. You can ensure efficient, safe comfort by booking yearly furnace maintenance with Church Services.