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How to Spot the Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon Monoxide AlarmEarlier in the week we took a moment to go over seven things which we really felt you should know about carbon monoxide. Today, we thought we’d take a moment to go over the list of carbon monoxide poisoning, just in case you haven’t taken the time to call us for your new hardwired carbon monoxide alarm.

Death doesn’t come instantly. First, you, your loved ones, and your pets may experience any of the following:

  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Mental confusion
  • Weakness
  • Loss of muscle control
  • Shortness of breath
  • Vision problems
  • Sleepiness
  • A rash or redness of skin
  • Loss of consciousness
  • These symptoms will typically have a greater impact on children, the elderly, and pets. However, they can attack anyone in the family. Nobody is immune to carbon monoxide poisoning.

    Winter is coming, and winter storm season often creates the biggest dangers. That’s because it’s cold, and people need to heat their homes even when the power is out. Sometimes they turn to very dangerous methods, like attempting to heat the home by leaving a gas oven door open.

    Installing a generator is actually your safest choice, so you can keep heating your home normally. If that’s not an option, you can still use a high-safety rating approved emergency heater. Since this will run on propane or something similar you’ll still want to make sure you’re following all the directions, and you’ll want to make sure you have a carbon monoxide monitor nearby.

    This is also a good season to have all of your appliances checked for clogged vent lines or other problems, especially if there is anything in your home which runs on natural gas. Got a fireplace? Time to make sure the chimney is clean and clear.

    If you’re ready to take all of these steps, why not go all the way? Call us today for your carbon monoxide alarm. When your alarm goes off you can get out of the house knowing that the fire department is already on the way. You can focus on seeking medical attention for you and your loved ones. You’ll have the peace of mind that comes with knowing this silent killer is going to leave you and your family untouched, all because you took the time to get the resources you needed to protect everyone.

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