There’s a silent killer lurking in your home.
You can’t see it, you can’t smell it, and if it leaks out it could poison you and everyone else in your house.
We’re talking about carbon monoxide, CO. 200 people die every year in the United States from carbon monoxide poisoning, and it sends thousands to the ER, too.
You have a smoke detector, right? Well, you’re going to want to pick up a CO detector as well.
They look a little different: smoke detectors are usually round, while CO detectors are usually rectangular. They cost about $40 or less. But you might need more than just one…
If you’ve got more than one floor to your house, you’re going to need more than just a single detector. It’s recommended that you have a detector on every level of your house.
In fact, you might have to have multiple detectors on the same floor, as you want there to be a CO detector within 10 feet of every room. Two rooms that are close together can get by with just one detector, but two rooms further than 10 feet apart will need separate detectors.
Leaks often start at your heat source, like your chimney or your furnace. There’s another spot that needs a detector: near the chimney, in the furnace room. Alarms located here will give you a head’s up when something is wrong, instead of waiting around for the poisonous, invisible gas to fill your rooms.
Give us a call at (716) 822-7000 or send a message over to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about carbon monoxide leaks and what you can do to prevent CO leaks from happening and making sure you’re able to detect them when they do happen.