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Carbon Monoxide – Understanding the Risks

Did you know that during a furnace cleaning we check for leaks of poisonous Carbon Monoxide (CO)?

A new Colorado law requires that sellers of homes and landlords provide well-functioning carbon monoxide alarms near bedrooms, if the home has any of the following:

  • a fuel-burning heater or appliance
  • a fireplacean
  • an attached garage

For details on the law and it's requirements, please see this FAQ regarding Colorado House Bill 09-1091.

If you are not selling and if you are not a landlord, this law doesn’t apply to you… but roughly 170 people die needlessly in the US each year because of carbon monoxide poisoning.  Understand more about the dangers of carbon monoxide from this CDC Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Factsheet.

This summer one of our technicians may have saved a customer's life because of a leak. We were called out to Mrs. H's home to replace some pipes on her boiler and through troubleshooting, our service technician Nat Bushman found the carbon monoxide level was at 70 ppm, which is deadly! Please don't hesitate to purchase a carbon monoxide detector.

For less than $50 you can have peace of mind that you and your loved ones are safe!

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