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Carbon Monoxide Testing in Oklahoma City, OK
If you’re like most people, you want to do everything in your power to ensure that your home and your family are protected from anything dangerous that can infiltrate your home, such as carbon monoxide—commonly referred to as CO. The good news is that when you’re looking to have your home professionally tested for this gas, you needn’t look any further than Comfort Incorporated. Our indoor air quality testing and improvement solutions are a top choice for customers in Oklahoma City.
In business for over 65 years, we are committed to keeping your family safe, healthy and comfortable. We are a trusted name throughout Oklahoma City, OK and the surrounding communities, because we’ve been providing quality, honest, and dependable service for decades. You can count on us for reliable CO testing. Call us in any case where you suspect that carbon monoxide is in your home, or fill out our form to schedule an inspection.
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What Is Carbon Monoxide and Is It Really That Dangerous?
Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless, and tasteless gas that forms as a byproduct of fuel being burned. If you’re using a gas–fired furnace or boiler, then your flue is tasked with exhausting all of the harmful combustion gases properly and safely. If there’s a leak in the flue or a leak in your furnace’s heat exchanger, you could have a serious CO exposure problem.
This is dangerous because CO attaches to your red blood cells through the membranes in your lungs, distributing itself throughout your body. The only element that should be doing this is the oxygen that enables you to breathe! The symptoms of too much CO exposure—known as CO poisoning—include headaches, dizziness, nausea, and tightness in the chest. It’s scary because these symptoms are often mistaken for other illnesses.
Do You Suspect a CO Leak in Your Home?
Not only should you have carbon monoxide detectors installed in your home, it’s vital that you keep up on maintenance for your gas–powered equipment, and have regular Oklahoma City, OK carbon monoxide testing done on a routine basis, to minimize your risk.
But if you suspect that you or anyone in your household has been exposed to carbon monoxide, the first thing you should do is open all the windows, get everyone outside, and then call your local gas emergency line. When it doubt, dial 911—especially if anyone is experiencing symptoms. Adequate testing can help prevent these types of emergencies, so contact us today!
To set up regular visits from our experience professionals, simply give us a call. We have access to specialized equipment that determines which areas of your home have elevated levels of carbon monoxide.
When Should You Schedule Carbon Monoxide Testing?
Generally speaking, a great time to schedule this service is during your regularly scheduled HVAC maintenance appointment, to limit your inconvenience. Our staff will already be in your home diligently checking your HVAC units to ensure they’re operating correctly—and safely.
If our team detects that you do in fact have a carbon monoxide leak or that something is wrong with your heating system that could increase your CO exposure risks, we’ll do everything it takes to make sure your home is performing as it should be, as safely and efficiently as it should be. Give us a call today to speak to one of our professionals.