Protect Your Family From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

As Temperatures Drop, Protect Your Family From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Virginia carbon monoxide poisoning lawyerWho doesn’t love the autumn? It’s time for carving pumpkins, joining together with friends and family over delicious food and warming up in front of a fireplace. Unfortunately, though, it’s also the season of carbon monoxide poisoning. With a few simple steps, you can protect your loved ones from breathing in “the silent killer.”

Avoid using a gas range to heat your home. Gas ranges emit carbon monoxide, which can quickly build up when there is no fresh air circulating through the home. Choose another heat source to warm you family.

Don’t use a generator inside. Anything that requires a gasoline-powered engine can emit the poisonous gas. If you have to use a gas-powered machine, do so in a semi-enclosed space like the garage. Be sure to open plenty of windows to properly ventilate the area.

Watch for signs of carbon monoxide poisoning. Headaches, dizziness and nausea are all symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning – and of the common cold. Don’t dismiss such symptoms during the fall and winter months. Open a window or go outside if you’re feeling poorly. If you start feeling better, there’s a chance you experienced the beginnings of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Install a carbon monoxide detector and change the batteries regularly. Just like a smoke detector, carbon monoxide detectors can’t do their job if their batteries aren’t fresh. A good way to remember? Change the batteries every time you set your clocks forward or back for Daylight Savings time.

Knowing the warning signs and common causes of carbon monoxide poisoning can save lives!

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Contact UsImmediate investigation often makes the difference between winning and losing a carbon monoxide poisoning case. If you or a loved one have been harmed by carbon monoxide poisoning because someone else was negligent contact us to discuss your situation 877-544-5323.

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