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What Causes Carbon Monoxide
If you are buying a home, getting a home inspection is perhaps one of the single-most important “checks” you need to conduct to make sure the home is safe and secure. If you are selling a home, however, is having an inspection as important? you should get an inspection, whether you’re the buyer or the seller. At the time of home inspection, the home inspector should check the carbon monoxide level in the home.
Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, yet highly toxic gas has been used by humans since prehistoric times. The carbon monoxide molecule consists of one atom of carbon and one atom of oxygen. Carbon monoxide is formed by the partial oxidation of carbon-containing compounds, it forms to the more common carbon dioxide when there is a condensed accessibility of oxygen, for example, in a home, when using a stove in an enclosed space.
Carbon monoxide is produced by the incomplete combustion of the fossil fuels. Wood, oil, coal, and gas are used in boilers, furnaces, hot water heaters, ventless fireplaces, engines, oil burners, gas fires, solid fuel appliances, and open fires.
Dangerous amounts of CO can accumulate in your home due to poor installation, poor maintenance, poor drafting, depressurization, damage to an appliance in service, fuel not burned properly, or when rooms are poorly ventilated and the carbon monoxide is unable to escape.
How to find Carbon Monoxide
A carbon monoxide detector is the best way to create awareness when carbon monoxide is present. Home Inspection Mississauga professionals provide the complete home inspection service in Greater Toronto Area including Toronto, Brampton, Mississauga......
Here We mentioned tips to control carbon monoxide level
Keep gas appliances properly adjusted.
Consider purchasing a vented space heater when replacing an unvented one.
Use proper fuel in kerosene space heaters.
Install and use an exhaust fan vented to outdoors over gas stoves.
Open flues when fireplaces are in use.
Choose properly sized wood stoves that are certified to meet EPA emission standards. Make certain that doors on all wood stoves fit tightly.
Have a trained professional inspect, clean, and tune-up central heating system (furnaces, flues, and chimneys) annually. Repair any leaks promptly.
Do not idle the car inside the garage. Do not back your car into your garage.
Do not put your furnace in your garage. If you have no choice, make sure this unit is balanced and return ducts are 100% sealed. If the return ducts are not sealed, they will suck the fumes from your garage.
If you would like to schedule a carbon monoxide evaluation and home inspection service please call Mississauga Home Inspection professionals on 647-704-7100.