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11
Mar

Spring Home Health & Safety Maintenance Tips

Whether you live in a part of the world that has four distinct seasons – or not - there are simple things that you can do at designated times in the year to help maintain your home’s “health”.  We at CO-Experts have put together a quick list of things to do around March of each year…it’s called our Springtime Checklist. Check it out below: Perimeter Check: It’s always a good…

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25
Feb

“Quick Facts” – UL Listed CO Monitors … Are you really protected?

It’s confusing trying to understand the differences and effectiveness of Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarms readily available in the retail market, all bearing a “standards” listing symbol meant to impress you that what you’re buying will keep your family safe and healthy. But to the consumer who educates themselves as to what these standards imposed by the manufacturing industry really mean, it becomes clear that the limitations are not strictly arrived…

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11
Feb

Best Placement for CO Detectors

Did you know that each fuel-burning appliance in our homes (including gas furnaces) produces some levels of carbon monoxide? Normally these gasses are carried out of our homes, but if something goes wrong a CO leak can be life-threatening. That's why it's so important to have carbon monoxide detectors to help warn you of excess CO in your air. With the cold winter months upon us and homes shut up tightly and furnaces on…

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20
Jan

Carbon Monoxide poisoning in Northwestern Indiana

Grandmother dead, 5-year-old critical after carbon monoxide poisoning Chicago Tribune Dec 21, 2017 Over the years, Tina Hoskins loved to trade recipes and was often seen barbecuing in her backyard. She was a kind, welcoming woman and a great cook who would often bring over food, such as her potato salad, neighbor Renae Jackson said. In return, Jackson's husband would cut her grass or clear snow off her driveway. "We always did things…

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20
Jan

Carbon Monoxide forces Whitby residents from their home

DurhamNews.com December 17, 2017 The so-called silent killer forced a number of Whitby residents from their home. Emrgency crews were called to Dewbourne Place around 10:00 p.m. Friday because of a carbon monoxide leak. Whitby Fire officials say some people were taken to hospital, but the extent of their injuries is not clear. They also could not confirm how many patients were transported. The cause of the leak at the…

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22
Dec

5 Common Tips to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in the Cold winter months:

Have all heating equipment installed properly, and have your home's heating system inspected by a professional prior to turning the heat on when cold weather season begins. Low level carbon monoxide monitors should be installed in all homes and in apartments. When a CO detector goes off, assume that a real CO danger is present and get all persons and pets out of the structure immediately. Always follow the manufacturer’s…

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22
Dec

The Winter Hazards of Carbon Monoxide

The cold Winter weather often keeps us indoors, and confined spaces, poor venting or limited air-flow can contribute to an increased risk of CO poisoning. 5 SOURCES OF CARBON MONOXIDE TO WATCH IN THE WINTER MONTHS: Furnace Fuel-burning space heaters Gas water heater Gas fireplace Portable generators Take the right steps to protect you and your loved ones Get an annual inspection for all fuel-fired appliances in your home Install…

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