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Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Every year, more than four hundred and fifty people die from carbon monoxide poisoning, and thousands more are hospitalized. It’s odorless and colorless, leading to its nickname “the silent killer.” And while most people know car exhaust is a source of carbon monoxide, many may not realize their fuel burning appliances, such as gas water heaters and furnaces, also pose a danger.

Deaths from carbon monoxide continue to rise with those over the age of sixty-five being most likely to perish from carbon monoxide poisoning. However, you and your family don’t have to become a statistic.

What Is Carbon Monoxide?

Carbon monoxide, frequently referred to as CO, is an odorless, colorless, tasteless gas that occurs when certain fuels burn incompletely. Among the fuel types that pose a risk are wood, gasoline, coal, natural gas, propane, and oil.

When inhaled, carbon monoxide passes through the tissues into the bloodstream. Once there, it binds to the hemoglobin in red blood cells, interfering with the oxygen exchange necessary for the body to function. Eventually starved of oxygen, the body can suffer irreversible brain and lung damage and even death.

Carbon Monoxide Alarms Work

CO detectors will sound when they sense a minimum amount of carbon monoxide in the surrounding air. Once the alarm sounds, it must be placed in a location devoid of CO in order to reset itself.

The carbon monoxide detectors sold at most big box retailers are not as sensitive as those professionally sold and installed. Often times, the CO detectors from major retailers only sound when there is already a dangerous amount of carbon monoxide present putting your family at risk. On the contrary, our professional grade CO alarms will alert you at the first signs of a carbon monoxide leak.

Where Should My Detector Be Placed?

Local laws vary, but if you are located in or around Greensboro, the experts here at Air Treatment, Inc. can help you. We have a variety of detectors to choose from, and we will help ensure yours are all placed in the most beneficial areas for you and are in accordance with state and federal regulations. This is especially important for individuals planning to rent out homes, or other real estate.

Contact us today, and we will help you with all your CO alarm needs. You can rest easier knowing your family is protected.

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