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

Prevention is the most crucial step. Taking correct safety precautions will lower your chances of carbon monoxide poisoning in Pierre.

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

  • Idle your car outside your garage. Cars are a large source of carbon monoxide poisoning, so don’t leave yours running in the restricted space of a garage. The same goes for gas equipment including lawn mowers or snowmobiles.
  • Don’t use ovens or grills as heating sources. These items are safe when operated right but can produce carbon monoxide when run for an extensive period of time in small spaces.
  • Don’t use a gas generator indoors, as it produces fumes.
  • Have your chimney inspected by a pro. This verifies chimneys and vents are clear and connected appropriately.
  • Confirm gas appliances are working properly, especially your heater. You can make sure you’re getting efficient, safe heating by booking regular furnace maintenance with Peitz Service Experts.