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

Stopping it from happening is the most important place to start. Doing proper safety precautions will reduce your chances of carbon monoxide poisoning in Oakville.

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

  • Warm up your car away from your garage. Cars are a major source of carbon monoxide poisoning, so do not leave yours going in the confined space of a garage. The same is true for gas equipment including lawn mowers or snowmobiles.
  • Don’t operate ovens or grills as heating sources. These things are safe when run properly but can create carbon monoxide when run for a long period of time in little spaces.
  • Don’t use a gas generator indoors, since it makes fumes.
  • Have your chimney inspected by a professional. This confirms chimneys and vents aren’t clogged and connected properly.
  • Confirm gas appliances are running correctly, especially your heater. You can make sure you’re getting efficient, safe heating by scheduling regular furnace maintenance with Abbey Air Home Services by Enercare.