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

Preventing it from happening is the most critical place to start. Doing 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 away from your garage. Cars are a significant source of carbon monoxide poisoning, so never leave yours going in the restricted space of a garage. The same is true for gas equipment such as lawn mowers or snowmobiles.
  • Don’t use ovens or grills as heating sources. These things are safe when operated 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 produces fumes.
  • Have your chimney checked by a pro. This verifies chimneys and vents are clear and connected properly.
  • Confirm gas appliances are working properly, particularly your heater. You can make sure you’re receiving efficient, safe comfort by requesting regular furnace maintenance with Boehmers/Cronin Emery Home Services by Enercare.