Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Carbon Monoxide Detectors Can Protect You and Your Loved Ones from Poisoning
Tasteless, odorless, and colorless, carbon monoxide (CO) is almost impossible for people to detect on their own but its effects can be deadly. Carbon monoxide gas is poisonous to humans and can cause a variety of symptoms and health problems. Carbon monoxide detectors inside your home can alert you and your family of unsafe levels of carbon monoxide in your home.
It will usually take a high amount of carbon monoxide or exposure over a long period of time before symptoms appear. But even without symptoms, carbon monoxide could be causing you great harm. Because seniors often have weakened immune systems, they are at a greater risk of carbon monoxide poisoning than most. To help protect seniors and their families, we offer carbon monoxide detectors that are monitored by our around-the-clock center.
Carbon Monoxide: The Invisible Killer
Carbon monoxide is sometimes called the invisible killer because it can’t be seen or smelled. According to the Center of Disease Control (CDC), more than 400 deaths occur in the United States each year due to non fire-related Carbon Monoxide poisoning in addition to 20,000 visits to the emergency room and the hospitalization of 4,000 victims. Oftentimes, dangerous levels or this poisonous gas are not detected until symptoms start appearing in the people exposed to it.
On average, exposures to carbon monoxide levels of 100 ppm or more are considered dangerous to human health. Common symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include dizziness, headaches, nausea, malaise, fatigue, weakness, confusion, and vomiting. Symptoms are often described as flu-like in nature.
Installing Carbon Monoxide Detectors in Your Home
Installing carbon monoxide detectors in your home is the best way to keep yourself and your family safe from CO poisoning. Comfort Keepers offers smoke and carbon monoxide detectors provide in-home monitoring to protect your loved ones from smoke, fire, or unsafe carbon monoxide levels. If the carbon monoxide detector is set off, it will send a signal to Comfort Keepers centralized monitoring system in addition to sounding an alarm in the home to notify its occupants.