One of the most important jobs you have as a homeowner is protecting your house, as well as the people and property inside. That can feel like a daunting task, until you take note of all the devices that exist, intended to make your job easier. Aside from fire, the threat of carbon monoxide exposure or poisoning is one of the scariest.
Carbon Monoxide, also referred to by its chemical abbreviation CO, is especially terrifying because it is a colorless, tasteless and odorless gas that can make you very ill and quickly lead to fatality. It is highly toxic and one of the leading types of fatal air poisoning in many countries. Unfortunately, victims often think they are experiencing food poisoning, because many of the predominant symptoms are the same.
If detected early enough, patients can seek treatment with high success rates. However, if undetected, there may not be a chance to seek treatment and recover. Your best plan of action is to protect your household from the possibility of exposure to CO in the first place.
What Monmouth County Residents Need to Know
Carbon Monoxide is a poisonous gas that is referred to as the “silent killer” because there is no way to detect it. That is unless you take extra measures.
It is vital that you keep your Monmouth County home a safe place, where you can avoid the potential threat of CO exposure or poisoning. Here are some facts about keeping yourself and your loved ones protected:
Above all else, get a Carbon Monoxide detector professionally installed. Too many homeowners make the mistake of procrastinating, and then it is too late. Do not let a near fatal experience be the reminder and wake up call you need, in order to get motivated about having this installed. It is of the utmost importance that this lifesaving device be professionally installed by an industry expert, in order to ensure that the job is carried out correctly.
As far as installation goes, make sure that you have CO alarms located on each level of your home, as well as outside each sleeping area. A professional can install interconnected CO alarms, which are much better than independent alarms. With an interconnected system, as soon as one detector is triggered, the others will sound as well.
You can still work to prevent a problem from occurring in the first place, but that is not a substitute for having this alarm system installed. Check furnace flues, vents and chimneys on a regular basis. Preventing blockages or other problems is a large part of avoiding this potentially deadly hazard in the first place.
Your heating system can also be a potential hazard. Before chilly weather moves in each year, make it a point to have it inspected. This could easily help alleviate a very real CO threat. Plus, it helps you get the maintenance you need before putting your to the test during another cold winter.
Keep in mind, as well, that a Carbon Monoxide detector is not a substitute for a smoke or fire detector, and vice versa. For the protection of your family, make it a point to have all of the aforementioned devices in your home, as well as installed by a reputable industry professional.
Let the Experts Handle Your Task
At We Do Electric LLC, we take great pride in the work we do, especially when it comes to a task as vital as installing carbon monoxide detectors. That is because providing your household with a CO alarm could be the difference between life and death, literally. We will work with you to devise a layout plan for detector locations, and then get them installed with expert precision.
We look forward to having the opportunity to partner with you, and ensure that you get the topnotch service you need, including reliable products. Do not take a gamble with the safety and well-being of yourself or your loved ones, when installing carbon monoxide alarms is something we can easily take care of for you.