Friday, January 29, 2016

Carbon Monoxide Alarm

In the news there have been deaths reported related to Carbon Monoxide (CO) gas. Our heart goes out to the family affected in these recent tragedies. What you may not know is this gas is odorless and invisible. My research on this gas indicated that Carbon Monoxide is one of the leading causes of accidentally poisoning deaths in the Untied States what you may not know is there are many sources of Carbon Monoxide in your home. In this post I will list a few of the sources of Carbon Monoxide you may not be aware of. The fact in most accidentally poisoning deaths are caused by this gas I urge you to consider purchasing a Carbon Monoxide detector for your home.

The popular known source of Carbon Monoxide is your car when the car is idle the fumes coming from the tailpipe will have this gas when you are in an open area this gas is harmless but when you are running your vehicle in a closed area like a parking garage for example it can be very dangerous. A word of warning even with the garage door open you can still be exposed to the Carbon Monoxide gas. What is most alarming is there are many sources in your home you may not be unaware of and have the potential to produce this gas. When fuel is burned Carbon Monoxide is produces at some level with this in mind here are a few sources in your home. A gas or oil furnace, clothes dryer, fire places, the old wood burning stoves, gas ovens, portable generators and stoves will produce Carbon Monoxide. A gas stoves and portable generators poorly maintained will give off a much larger amount of Carbon Monoxide so please make sure you keep regular scheduled maintenance on your stove and generator. Under no circumstances use a gas or charcoal grill in your home these types of grills are meant to be used outdoors only.

When you purchase a CO detector you must understand how the detector works. When carbon monoxide is detected you will hear four beeps with a five second pause. This will continue until you have silence the alarm or the carbon monoxide is no longer in the area. If the battery in your CO detector must be changed you will hear a beep every minute. It is recommended you change the whole CO detector every five to seven years. The CO detector should be placed at each level of the home and outside bedrooms. They should also be installed about five to twenty feet away from a CO source. Avoid placing the CO detector by a window or a door as a draft would render the CO detector useless.

I hope this post was helpful please leave a comment below.

Mark Carvajal 


  1. Very helpful advice. With all the recent deaths in the news due to CO that could have been avoided. People need to be aware. Thanks again for your concern and advice.

  2. Hi

    Yes because of the news coverage and recent tragedies is the reason I decided to write this post.
    I hope the word gets out so we can be safe and aware of possible dangers
    Thank you for your comment

  3. I would comment on every article but point being you articles are great, full of advice helpful tips. Looking forward to more articles. This day in age security on all levels is the up most important and your articles share some great security tips that everyone should read.

  4. Hello

    And thank you so much for the comment, you are correct security on all levels is very important..

    Thank you for checking out my site and the comment


  5. Hi Mark
    I replaced all my fire and smoke alarms last month, they were all fairly old i found 2 in 1 by Kidde which detects both smoke and CO.
    I see you have a new option on your site, a store with a lot of great products. If i saw that before purchasing the detectors for my home i would have bought them online right here on your site, the prices are great. Amazon always has the best for your dollar. I will definitely keep your store in mind for next time.

  6. Hello

    I appreciate that.. I thought about how much I talk about certain items and the need to have them in a home or business. I figured why not offer them here on the site to save money when purchasing items to make your home safe and secure

    Thank you for the comment


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