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ADT Safety Tips: Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention
Date:9/14/2009

  • Have your chimney, fireplace, wood stoves and flues inspected before every heating season and cleaned if necessary.
  • Turn off space heaters before leaving a room or going to sleep and supervise children and pets at all times when a portable space heater is in use.
  • Never run your car engine for more than a few moments in a garage or other enclosed area, even if the door to the outside is open. Fumes can build up very quickly and can spread to the living area of your home.
  • Look for clues that home appliances may be malfunctioning or emitting toxic gas. Common indicators to look for include: decreased hot water supply, soot on appliances and vents, increased moisture inside windows and furnaces unable to heat properly.
  • Install at least one carbon monoxide detector, connected to a monitoring center that operates 24/7, on every level of your home and near sleeping areas. Constant monitoring helps keep you safe from poisonous CO gas that can cause fatigue, dizziness, unconsciousness and possibly death if undetected.
  • Kabcenell reminds families, "The silent killer can be stopped if people become more aware of the potential dangers in their homes and take the proper precautions."

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