Installing a carbon monoxide detector in your house can save your family from the dangerous CO gas. Medical experts explained that this gas element is hazardous when it comes to rooms or confined spaces.
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These include basements, garages, kitchens, bedrooms, and other enclosed areas. They added that this dangerous gas is quite hard to detect if you are not using a device.
But, you will still know that your house has a CO leak if you or some of your family members are experiencing the following symptoms:
- Shortness of breath
SafeWise explained that all these symptoms are similar to flu or cold. Since this is the case, some people might brush it off and say they just have some flu-like disease. This is also why it is important to install a carbon monoxide detector.
How To Install a Carbon Monoxide Detector
Important Places To Consider
According to CNET’s latest report, you still need to know the important areas of your house before you start installing a CO gas detector. To help you further, here are the places where your carbon monoxide detector is much needed:
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- Outside your bedrooms
Now that you know the confined places where you need to put your CO device, here are the steps you need to follow so that you can easily install it.
Installing CO Monitor
- The first thing you need to do is remove any flammable materials six feet away from the place you will install your CO detector. You can put your device on a wall at least five feet from the floor.
- After that, you need to start drillings so that you can hang your carbon monoxide device.
- Then, you must check if the detector still has some fresh batteries.
- After that, check the device to see if it is properly working. You can do this by clicking the test button. Remember, it should have a light and an alarm sound if it is working fine.
- Once you are sure that the CO detector is in good condition, you can now mount it to the wall.
As of the moment, CO monitors are used in different scenarios. Some of them seem to be below the belt. Recently, we reported that some parents secretly brought carbon monoxide monitors to schools to check if the buildings were safe.
This shows how many people are worried when it comes to dangerous gas. However, various scientists are trying to detect CO in other planets to find ones that have life-building elements.
This includes the recent report about the ALMA telescope detector carbon monoxide and water in an exoplanet.
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