Carbon monoxide gas is odorless, colorless, tasteless, and toxic. If you have appliances that run on gas or other burning fuel sources, it’s essential you have adequate protection from carbon monoxide poisoning. Call Maitz Home Services today for carbon monoxide detector services in Allentown, PA and keep your family safe!
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Why Do You Need a Carbon Monoxide Detector?
Many people have smoke detectors in their homes but don’t think about the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning. However, unlike fire, you may not know you’re being poisoned by this deadly gas until it’s too late. Here are reasons to consider a carbon monoxide detector installation.
- If you use gas appliances or fireplaces
- If you use wood stoves or any other fuel source besides electricity
The Consumer Products Safety Commission says approximately 200 people each year are killed from carbon monoxide poisoning and over 5,000 are injured. You can protect your family and your pets with a simple carbon monoxide detector installation.
Signs of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Carbon monoxide is a toxic gas that can’t be seen or smelled, however, it does produce the following side effects you need to know about.
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain
- Flu-like symptoms
If you notice any of these symptoms, get medical attention immediately and have your home checked for carbon monoxide poisoning.
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What to Do if You Suspect a Carbon Monoxide Leak
If you’re feeling any of the symptoms that go with carbon monoxide poisoning, experts recommend you get out of the house and into fresh air immediately. If the symptoms subside, you may have this deadly gas building up in your home. If you still feel ill, call 911 or get to emergency medical services right away and then have your home tested for carbon monoxide gas before going back in.