Carbon Monoxide Detection in Phoenix, AZ
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WARNING! If you think you have a gas leak on your property, call your gas utility provider immediately and report the problem! No matter where you live or what time of the year it is, carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is a hazard. But why is carbon monoxide dangerous and, more importantly, how can you make sure that levels are kept low in your home?
Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas. It is also toxic. You can’t smell it, taste it, or see it— that means CO can kill you without you being aware of its presence. Low levels cause symptoms that are commonly mistaken for the flu while high levels can cause severe brain damage and can even be fatal. This is why it is essential to purchase a working CO detector. This device could literally be the difference between life and death, so if you do not have one, call Rainforest Plumbing & Air to get proper carbon monoxide detection in Phoenix today.
What You Need to Know About Carbon Monoxide
CO comes from a variety of household items, such as unvented kerosene and gas space heaters, leaking chimneys and furnaces, gas water heaters, wood stoves, automobiles, and even lit cigarettes. If a gas stove is used in the home (which is common), there is an average of 0.5 to 5 parts per million (ppm) CO present in the air.
Preventing CO from rising to dangerous levels in the house is relatively easy. For starters, always, ALWAYS have a working carbon monoxide detector and check/change the batteries in it at least twice a year. Beyond that, just make sure you are aware of what gas-using devices you are running at all times, and practice safe habits whenever operating an appliance that can generate carbon monoxide.
Here are some helpful tips from the United States EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) to help you protect yourself and your family from CO poisoning:
- Keep gas appliances properly adjusted.
- Consider purchasing a vented space heater when replacing an unvented one.
- Use proper fuel in kerosene space heaters.
- Install and use an exhaust fan vented outdoors over gas stoves.
- Open flues when fireplaces are in use.
- Choose properly sized wood stoves that are certified to meet EPA emission standards and make certain that doors on all wood stoves fit tightly.
- Have a trained professional inspect, clean, and tune-up your central heating system (furnaces, flues, and chimneys) annually and repair any leaks promptly.
- Do not idle the car inside the garage.
Rainforest Plumbing & Air technicians are trained to handle carbon monoxide containment and perform maintenance on appliances that produce it. Give us a call today, and we promise, you’ll rest easy knowing your family is completely safe from CO poisoning!
Get Top-Notch Carbon Monoxide Detectors in Phoenix
Because carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas, it truly poses a unique threat to your household. While you should always take action if you find yourself feeling confused or nauseous, there’s no way to detect carbon monoxide poisoning until it’s happening. Call Rainforest Plumbing & Air now, and we can outfit your home with a CO detector designed to last for years. Our technicians are fully licensed and insured for your safety, and our team is even certified crime-free. We have a reputation for providing excellent service at an affordable price and offer money-saving specials and financing options to fit any budget. Plus, with our “up-front guarantee,” you’ll never have to worry about paying too much for service. Call now to schedule an appointment, and experience the Rainforest difference for yourself.