PROTECT YOUR DENVER HOUSE FROM CARBON MONOXIDE

denver-carbon-monoxide-detectorFEEL LIKE YOU HAVE THE FLU? SO DO PEOPLE WITH CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING!

Here’s how to tell the deadly difference…
Imagine a killer in your home. You can’t see him. You can’t smell him. You can’t hear or touch him.But you know he’s there. And you’re breathing him in. Wait…breathing him in? Yes—because the killer is Carbon Monoxide (CO), a colorless, odorless poison emitted by fossil fuels that do not burn completely.

Each year an estimated 500 people in the United States lose their lives to this invisible killer and thousands more suffer from symptoms including nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, and disorientation. Any appliance in your home that uses natural gas, oil, kerosene, coal, or wood may be producing carbon monoxide and you may not even know it.

So what can you do to keep you and your family safe?
As of July 1, 2009 Colorado requires certain homes to have carbon monoxide alarms. The new law relates to houses that are for sale and rental housing such as apartments that are leased to new tenants plus building permits issued for upgrades to an existing home.

Problem solved, right? Not quite. Now the issue becomes which detector to use and who should install it.

Devices are available at your local hardware store, as well as the super stores, but there can be several drawbacks. Many of these monitors do not indicate CO levels at less thanparts per million, or alarm occupants at levels belowparts per million. But “the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issues a health hazard alert when the outdoor concentration of CO rises above 9 PPM for an extended period or above 35 PPM for one hour”.

Here are Chaput we have access to top-of-the-line Carbon Monoxide monitors that can detect levels of CO at 10 parts per million and provide visual as well as auditory alarms. These monitors will alert you before your family experiences any of the effects from CO.

For more information on Carbon Monoxide and the possible dangers in your home, give us a call.

Call 303-421-2161 to reach YOUR Denver Plumbing Company: Blue Sky Plumbing.

We service Applewood, Cherry Hills, Arvada, Golden, Evergreen and the entire Metro Denver area.