Carbon Monoxide Testing
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Carbon monoxide testing is an important part of the home buying and selling process — and extremely important if you think you may be dealing with an issue. Carbon monoxide can be deadly and it’s important to take it seriously.
The home inspectors of Colony Home Inspections can provide carbon monoxide testing services to help you have peace of mind and to address serious issues. Schedule an inspection and be sure to contact us with any of your questions.
What is Carbon Monoxide?
Carbon monoxide is an odorless and tasteless gas that is toxic to both humans and animals and is found in the fumes from using gas to power a variety of household elements such as fireplaces, grills, gas ranges, or furnaces.
What Causes a Problem?
There are a lot of things that can cause an issue. However, specifically in the home, malfunctioning appliances or an old or broken gas supply can cause a carbon monoxide gas or CO gas to escape into your home. Other sources of CO emissions include:
- Cigarette smoke
- Car exhaust
- Burning charcoal
- Blocked flues or chimneys
- Paint removers and cleaning fluids
Do I Have a Carbon Monoxide Leak?
If you have a gas leak, you can usually tell if you smell “rotten eggs.” However, carbon monoxide is odorless, which means usually the only way to know if you have a leak is if you have an official test, a testing mechanism, or you begin to feel sick.
Typical Short-Term Carbon Monoxide Symptoms
- Loss of balance
- Vision problems
- Memory problems
Exposure to carbon monoxide is serious and extremely dangerous and can result in death. If you are experiencing these symptoms, leave the area and call 911 as soon as possible — your home’s safety and your life depend on it!
- Memory problems
- Coordination difficulties
Think You Might Have a Carbon Monoxide Problem?
Carbon monoxide poisoning can create long-term health problems and even death depending on a person’s age, health, and exposure level.
Need Carbon Monoxide Testing?
Colony Home Inspections can provide professional carbon monoxide testing for your home or the home you wish to buy in Charlotte. We have years of experience helping homeowners improve their home and those wishing to buy or sell get to closing.