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

Preventing it from happening is the most important place to begin. Completing appropriate safety precautions will decrease your risk of carbon monoxide poisoning in Toronto.

Here are a couple steps you can take to keep your family safe:

  • Heat up your car out of your garage. Cars are a major source of carbon monoxide poisoning, so never leave yours running in the confined space of a garage. The same goes for gas equipment like lawn mowers or snowmobiles.
  • Don’t run ovens or grills as heaters. These things are safe when run right but can produce carbon monoxide when used for an extensive period of time in little spaces.
  • Don’t use a gas generator indoors, since it makes fumes.
  • Have your chimney checked by a pro. This confirms chimneys and vents aren’t blocked and connected properly.
  • Verify gas appliances are running correctly, particularly your furnace. You can ensure efficient, safe operation by requesting annual furnace maintenance with Service Experts Commercial HVAC.