When it comes to fireplace safety, you can never be too careful. One of the most dangerous things you can come into contact with is carbon monoxide. Learn more about this harmful substance and how to avoid it by reading below. Then, turn to Mason’s Chimney Service & Certified Air Duct Cleaning for all of your chimney and fireplace needs! When you work with us, you work with the best.
What Is It?
Many have heard a lot about carbon monoxide and pretty much everyone knows that it’s dangerous. However, what else is there to know? First of all, it’s important to remember that carbon monoxide is colorless and odorless, so you won’t be able to detect with your basic senses. This is especially scary since carbon monoxide is highly toxic!
What this emphasizes is the importance of annual fireplace repairs and inspections. Regular maintenance and upkeep can make all the difference when it comes to keeping your home safe, so putting it off is not something you want to do. Minimize your risk and schedule an appointment with us today. You’ll rest easier knowing your home and family is staying more protected all winter long. Call now!
How It Harms Us
Now you know what carbon monoxide is, but how exactly does it harm us? Countless people are hospitalized every year due to too much exposure to carbon monoxide. Unfortunately, (if not appropriately and swiftly addressed) this gas can be fatal. This isn’t something you want to mess around with.
How can you tell if you’ve been affected? Fatigue, dizziness, nausea, headaches, and trouble breathing are all indications that gas may be leaking into your home and these symptoms should never be ignored. If you suspect you or a loved one may be in trouble, get medical help right away.
How Can I Avoid It?
So, what can we do to avoid exposure altogether? First of all, have carbon monoxide detectors installed throughout your home by a professional. This way, you’ll be informed as to whether or not your home is at risk, no matter what. Once installed, be sure to check the batteries on a regular basis, so you know everything’s working a-okay. When everything is working properly, you’ll be alerted right away if something is off within your home.
Secondly, get that annual inspection on the books! As we stated earlier, regular maintenance and inspections are a key component in enhancing fireplace safety throughout the year. Plus, if you live in Cherry Hill or any of it’s surrounding communities, there’s nowhere better to turn than us. We look forward to your call. Pick up the phone today!