Most killers in our favorite Halloween-time horror flicks are easy to spot. We see their creepy masks, hear their evil laughter, cringe at their hideous faces, and scoff at how slow they walk. If we saw one of them come into our home, we’d grab our family and run outside (not up the stairs), and we’d scream; we’d yell, and we’d call 911. But what if a killer crept into your Atlanta home that you couldn’t see, that you couldn’t smell or hear? Carbon monoxide is one of the most horrifying killers of all because it’s invisible and odorless, and many people don’t suspect it’s there at all until it’s too late. Each year in the United States alone, thousands of people will visit emergency rooms and close to 500 people will die because of carbon monoxide poisoning. With winter’s chilly air not far away, Fulton Heating wants to share some tips for spotting carbon monoxide in your Atlanta home.
There may be an unsafe level of carbon monoxide in your Atlanta home if…
- Appliance vent pipes appear rusted or corroded.
- Appliance vents have a buildup of soot around them.
- Your gas appliance burners have a yellow or orange flame.
- The air in your home is stuffy or stale.
- There is an excessive amount of moisture on walls or windows.
- You or a family member is experiencing one or more of the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. These symptoms include: dizziness, shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, heart palpitations, and chest pain.
If you suspect someone in your home has symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning, everyone (including your pets!) should retreat to fresh air and seek medical attention. You can take actions to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning by installing a carbon monoxide detector and having a professional heating company inspect your fuel-burning appliances for problems. The heating experts at Fulton Heating will examine all appliances that could potentially leak carbon monoxide, such as gas dryers, furnaces, space heaters, gas water heaters, fireplaces, wood stoves, and gas ovens. If a heating repair is needed in your Atlanta home, the heating contractors at Fulton Heating can take care of it before it puts your family’s wellbeing at risk!
For testimonials, money saving tips, and coupons, visit us on the web or call one of our friendly representatives today. At Fulton Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning our number one goal is to provide friendly, top quality work 100% of the time, any time day or night, so give us a call.