Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

5-Step Guide

 Lower The Risk Of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

  1. Every carbon monoxide detector manufacturer provides an owner's manuals with installation and maintenance instructions which must be followed to obtain the level of safety these detectors are designed to give your family.
  2. Avoid installing CO detectors near gas cooking appliances, gas furnaces or water heaters. Keep CO detectors away from drafts or opened windows and direct sunlight.
  3. CO Alarms should be replaced every five to seven years depending on manufacturer specifications.
  4. Have all your gas appliances serviced by a professional, as per each unit’s service recommendations.
  5. Prepare an evacuation plan for your family in case of a fire or Carbon Monoxide Emergency, and practice the drill regularly.
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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

What is Carbon Monoxide

Carbon Monoxide, also known as CO, is a toxic gas that is colorless, odorless and tasteless. It is produced when burning fuels like gas, oil, wood or coal.

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning happens when CO enters the lungs and displaces oxygen from the bloodstream, interrupting the normal supply of oxygen to the vital organs, including the heart and the brain.
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Kidde Nighthawk Carbon Monoxide Detector

Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning can be prevented by making sure all appliances in your house meets the manufacturer installation instructions. Certain appliances, especially heating systems, gas stoves or gas water heaters should be installed by professionals.
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Carbon Monoxide Detector

What is a Carbon Monoxide Detector

A Carbon Monoxide Detector, also known as a CO Detector, will detect from small amounts of Carbon Monoxide levels to the dangerous levels. This gas, which is odorless and colorless, is produced by incomplete combustion, see guide.

Modern detection technology can measure the amount of Carbon Monoxide that may leak into a house, vehicle or recreational vehicle and warn people before dangerous levels of the gas can cause harm.
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Kidde Nighthawk Carbon Monoxide Detector

Kiddie Carbon Monoxide Detectors

A Kidde Nighthawk Carbon Monoxide Detector can reduce the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in North America. It is the only safe way to alert people when carbon monoxide becomes present in our environment.
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