Carbon Monoxide: Silent & Deadly

– Crystal Vagnier – Select Group – Writer/Editor

Every home should be equipped with a carbon monoxide alarm. Since carbon monoxide doesn’t present itself with any distinct characteristics, like scents or colors, it can make detecting high amounts of lethal carbon monoxide exceptionally dangerous. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that carbon monoxide poisoning kills over 400 individuals every year.

There are precautions you can take to decrease your carbon monoxide exposure. Making sure your home’s appliances including water heaters, chimneys, and furnaces are properly maintained is number one. Not running vehicles inside garages and installing a fan to help ventilate indoor gas or kerosene is also helpful. Watch out for any warning signs and symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning such as dizziness, fatigue, nausea, and headaches.

Carbon Monoxide Detectors are inexpensive and make a great addition to your Client Gifts! There are several options including a Smoke Detector/Carbon Monoxide hybrid by Nest® Protect, providing you a calm human voice, alerting you to danger and where it is in the home and it sends alerts to your smartphone!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.