Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas that sends over 50,000 people to the emergency room every year. Carbon monoxide gas is made up of carbon and oxygen. Although carbon isn’t dangerous when out in an open area, lack of ventilation can quickly convert these two harmless gasses into a lethal situation. Because the gas has no look or smell, it’s important to have carbon monoxide detectors installed in order to prevent a surprise attack. All Services is here to provide Crown Point, IN residents with quality, life-saving carbon monoxide detector installation services.
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Common Culprits of Carbon Monoxide
Carbon monoxide is extremely dangerous, especially in an area with poor ventilation. In order to protect your home from CO, it’s important to know what in our home creates high levels of carbon monoxide in the first place.
Some of the most common culprits of carbon monoxide exposure include:
- Running a car in an enclosed space such as a garage
- A defective gas stove
- Faulty water heater installation
- Poorly ventilated fireplaces
- Electric generators too close to home
Since carbon monoxide has no physical appearance, paying attention to the signs of carbon monoxide poisoning is extremely important. When exposed to carbon monoxide, our bodies often react before our brains even realize something is wrong. Pay attention to any physical symptoms such as lightheadedness, headaches, nausea, and dizziness. These are common symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning.
How Carbon Monoxide Detectors Work
Carbon monoxide detectors are small devices that trigger an alarm when high levels of CO are in the air. There are various types of sensors that all work differently to protect your home from toxic gas.
- Biometric: Biometric sensors utilize a gel that changes color when carbon monoxide is absorbed.
- Metal Oxide Semiconductor: In these devices, a chip is used to sense carbon monoxide gases, lowering the electrical resistance and triggering an alarm.
- Electrochemical: These devices utilize electrodes that are immersed in a chemical solution that senses a change in electrical currents when exposed to CO.
Carbon monoxide detectors should be placed on every level of your home. They should also be in every room where people sleep to alert anyone at any time when dangerous levels of CO are present. Additionally, some good locations to have these detectors installed near your garage or any appliance that uses natural gas.
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Call for Professional CO Detector Installation Today
Here at All Services, we strive to make life as a homeowner easier and more enjoyable. Since 2006, our team of licensed technicians has been providing the greater Crown Point area with reliable services that will benefit homeowners for years to come. Whether you need a brand new carbon monoxide detector installation on your current detector needs repairs, we can help!