In April of 2013, we were reminded of the dangers of Carbon Monoxide poisoning when a cast member in the reality TV show Buckwild died from suspected fumes inside his truck.
This followed the December 2012 death of a B.C. man inside his boat docked at a marina in Halfmoon Bay.
But it’s not just boats or vehicles you have to worry about. CO poisoning can happen in your home, making you feel sick or doing worse if you are exposed to it long enough.
CO is a colourless, odourless, tasteless gas that is produced by the incomplete combustion of fuels, such as gas, oil, coal or wood used in boilers, engines, oil burners, gas fires, water heaters and more. Symptoms include sudden headaches, dizziness and shortness of breath. If that happens, get outside as fast you can.
Your home can have the release of CO from appliances and heating equipment that are damaged or poorly installed and maintained.
Most homeowners are starting to invest in CO detectors or alarms.
If you decide to go this route, remember you’ll likely need more than one device depending on the size of your home.
The device should be installed at least 15 feet away from every fuel-burning appliance, and placed outside every sleeping area on each level of your home.
Just as important is regular maintenance by a professional, who can inspect your systems to ensure a leak isn’t around the corner.
The 24-hour residential Plumbers & Heating Technicians at Lewis MacLean Plumbing & Heating offer a wide range of solutions to household problems, including heating and water system assessments, water filtration systems, drain repairs and drain cleaning services.
We do all sorts of plumbing emergencies, such as clogged pipes or leaking pipes, but we also do furnace, boiler & heat pump, repairs and installations, as well as water quality testing and water quality installations.
Our staff are clean-cut, drug-tested, and highly trained, with a minimum of 150 hours of additional instruction required annually on the latest innovations in plumbing, heating and air conditioning.
Our services range from preventative maintenance to emergency repairs to installations.
We’ll sit down with you, give you a full range of options and then supply a 100% guaranteed Upfront Price. You’ll always know exactly what the job will cost before we start working.
No watching the clock. No doubts. Just peace of mind.