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

Prevention is the most important place to start. Doing correct safety precautions will decrease your risk of carbon monoxide poisoning in Kitchener.

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

  • Idle your car away from your garage. Cars are a major source of carbon monoxide poisoning, so don’t leave yours on in the confined space of a garage. The same applies for gas equipment like lawn mowers or snowmobiles.
  • Don’t run ovens or grills as heaters. These appliances are safe when run right but can produce carbon monoxide when run for an extensive period of time in little spaces.
  • Don’t run a gas generator indoors, as it creates fumes.
  • Have your chimney inspected by a professional. This ensures chimneys and vents aren’t blocked and connected appropriately.
  • Confirm gas appliances are operating accurately, including your heater. You can make sure you’re receiving efficient, safe comfort by booking regular furnace maintenance with Hammond Plumbing & Heating.