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

Preventing it from happening is the most essential place to start. Taking correct safety precautions will reduce your likelihood of carbon monoxide poisoning in Long Island.

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

  • Idle your car outside your garage. Cars are a significant source of carbon monoxide poisoning, so don’t leave yours on in the confined space of a garage. The same is true for gas equipment such as lawn mowers or snowmobiles.
  • Don’t run ovens or grills as heaters. These items are safe when used right but can produce carbon monoxide when used for an extended period of time in little spaces.
  • Don’t operate a gas generator indoors, because it produces fumes.
  • Have your chimney examined by a professional. This confirms chimneys and vents aren’t clogged and connected appropriately.
  • Confirm gas appliances are working correctly, including your furnace. You can ensure efficient, safe comfort by booking regular furnace maintenance with Matz-Rightway.
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