Carbon monoxide detectors are life-saving devices you can use from season to season. CO detectors alert you if the level of carbon monoxide inside your home is unsafe, so you can take the necessary actions.
If you hear a beeping sound in your CO detectors and alarms, these are the things that you should do aside from pulling yourself together:
- Check the Batteries
Some carbon monoxide detectors produce short chirping sounds each minute when the battery is low. Many people misinterpret the alarm between having a high level of carbon monoxide and being low on battery. And to prevent this case, be sure not to wait for the batteries of your detectors to completely run out before changing them. However, for safety purposes, if you hear the alarm, get everybody out for some fresh air.
- Look for CO Poisoning Symptoms
This should be the first thing that you should look into. The most common symptoms of CO poisoning are chest pain, vomiting, nausea, low blood pressure, confusion, drowsiness, fatigue, rapid heartbeat, and loss of muscular coordination. The symptoms of CO poisoning are almost similar to flu, but if you heard the alarms of your CO detectors while you are experiencing most of these signs, search for fresh air immediately.
- Call for Emergency Services
Once your carbon monoxide detectors sound the alarm, be sure to leave your home and call an emergency response team or the local fire department for assistance. If someone is left in your home, don’t run back inside. Let the emergency services do the job for they are equipped with knowledge and trained for the situation. For cases like fire and carbon monoxide poisoning, it is important to have an escape plan and educate the kids of what to do if same circumstances arise.
CO Detector Installation, Maintenance, and Replacement
Having a carbon monoxide alarm in your home will give you peace of mind in the long days of the cold season. Be sure to find the best type that suits the unique design of your home. If your existing device is already 5-7 years old, it pays off to find a replacement for better efficiency. After installation, it is important that you provide the right maintenance and inspection services for your detectors to keep its proper operation.
From the installation to maintenance and replacement, you will need reputable technicians to guide you and keep your equipment in tip-top shape. With these, our experts at Pol-Air Air Conditioning and Heating can help. Call us today!