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

Stopping it from happening is the most critical place to begin. Completing proper safety precautions will reduce your likelihood of carbon monoxide poisoning in Kitchener.

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

  • Warm up your car out of 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 is true for gas equipment including lawn mowers or snowmobiles.
  • Don’t use ovens or grills as heaters. These appliances are safe when run right but can produce carbon monoxide when on for a long period of time in tight spaces.
  • Don’t operate a gas generator indoors, since it makes fumes.
  • Have your chimney checked by a pro. This verifies chimneys and vents are clear and connected properly.
  • Confirm gas appliances are running properly, especially your heating system. You can make sure you’re receiving efficient, safe comfort by booking regular furnace maintenance with Boehmers/Cronin Emery Service Experts.