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

Prevention is the most important place to start. Taking appropriate safety precautions will reduce your risk of carbon monoxide poisoning in Miami.

Here are a few steps you can take to keep your family safe:

  • Heat up your car outside your garage. Cars are a large source of carbon monoxide poisoning, so don’t leave yours going in the small space of a garage. The same goes for gas equipment like lawn mowers or snowmobiles.
  • Don’t run ovens or grills as heating sources. These appliances are safe when run correctly but can produce carbon monoxide when on for an extended period of time in little spaces.
  • Don’t operate a gas generator indoors, since it produces fumes.
  • Have your chimney examined by a pro. This verifies chimneys and vents aren’t clogged and connected appropriately.
  • Confirm gas appliances are operating properly, especially your heating system. You can make sure you’re receiving efficient, safe operation by scheduling yearly furnace maintenance with Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.