You protect your home from the obvious, from objects that cannot be disguised such as fire, intruders, earthquakes, tornadoes, and flooding. What about the things you can’t see? We aren’t talking about make believe monsters under your kid’s bed. We are talking about Carbon Monoxide. The silent killer.
Difficult to Detect
Carbon monoxide holds no color. This gas is completely odorless, tasteless, and colorless. It is a toxic flammable gas formed by incomplete combustion of carbon. There is no way to detect it with any of our senses except for our sense of hearing. By installing a carbon monoxide detector, you will be able to hear when the levels of carbon monoxide in your house are above a safety standard.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that from 2010-2015 there were 2,244 deaths from Carbon Monoxide poisoning. Most of these deaths were accidental. No one knows when the gas is manifesting in their home.
Where to Put CO Detectors
By placing Carbon Monoxide detectors, you will keep you and your family safe. Here are the areas where you should place a carbon monoxide detector.
- Inside each sleeping area in your house. If the levels were to get too high during the night, the alarm would go off and it could awaken everyone sleeping in your home.
- Nearby car garages. Why? Cars produce carbon monoxide when they are running. The gasses could travel inside your home.
- Every level of your home. Monitoring your entire home will ensure more safety than monitoring only one portion of your home.
Final tip: place the carbon monoxide detector five feet from the ground. The detectors can get the best reading this way.
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