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Is Your Water Heater or Furnace Leaking Dangerous Carbon Monoxide? May 6, 2015

Anchorage, Anchorage, AK
Is Your Water Heater or Furnace Leaking Dangerous Carbon Monoxide?, Anchorage, Alaska

Many people know the signs of a natural gas leak, and remember to test their fire alarms once per year. But how often do you have your home inspected for carbon monoxide? A malfunctioning appliance anywhere in your home could leak CO into your home, and could end up posing a serious threat to your family's safety—and all without giving any signs that something is even wrong. 

Arctic Chain Plumbing & Heating provides carbon monoxide testing to residents throughout Anchorage, and they want to stress the importance of this precautionary step:

  • Carbon monoxide is a tasteless, colorless, odorless gas, and exposure to it can be lethal. It's produced by burning propane, gasoline, wood, coil, and almost any other fuel source.
  • Exposure to carbon monoxide can cause nausea, shortness of breath, dizziness, and vomiting. Without treatment, it can eventually lead to organ shutdown, loss of consciousness, and death.
  • Hundreds of people in the United States die of CO poisoning every year, but almost every one of those deaths could have been prevented.
  • CO emissions are most often caused by faulty water heaters and furnaces. A plumbing and heating specialist can detect appliances which pose a threat, and repair the problem before the issue gets worse.
  • In addition to regular carbon monoxide testing, households with natural gas should consider getting a carbon monoxide detector, which will alert you to any emissions before they have a chance to hurt anyone.

In addition to highly specialized carbon monoxide testing, Arctic Chain Plumbing & Heating provides a comprehensive set of services for your home. To learn more, visit their website or call (907) 344-2060.

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