Is Carbon Monoxide Still a Concern?

Carbon Monoxide Detector_shutterstock_5348236With all of the awareness and education available to the general public, is there need to still be concerned about carbon monoxide (CO)? Consider these recent headlines:

Perhaps these and other deaths could have been prevented. Home inspectors can help in the fight to prevent deaths due to CO.’

Called “the silent killer,” CO has no odor, smell or taste, but knowing your environment and the types of things that produce CO could save a life. Anything that burns gas, wood, oil and fuels creates CO.

Home inspectors can purchase the tools necessary to detect high levels of CO in a home. Some inspectors offer CO testing as part of their inspections, while others may charge a fee to test CO levels. In addition, inspectors often suggest that home owners have devices installed to detect high levels of CO.

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