You probably know that carbon monoxide is dangerous. But do you know what causes a build-up of the potentially deadly gas in your home – or what to do if you or a family member experiences signs of carbon monoxide poisoning?
Here are some carbon monoxide basics to keep your family safe in your Long Island home.
Symptoms of CO poisoning get worse as exposure to the gas increases. In cases of limited exposure, flu-like symptoms are common. Moderate exposure can lead to severe headaches, drowsiness, and disorientation, while high exposure can lead to unconsciousness, cardiac arrest, and death.
If you notice CO poisoning symptoms:
Here are six of the best ways to prevent CO dangers in your home:
Your safety is always our #1 priority – if you have any questions about carbon monoxide safety, contact us any time; if you think your heating equipment might not be working properly, contact us right away for professional maintenance or heating equipment repair.
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