Safety Corner

Carbon monoxide (CO) forms whenever you burn fuel — in stoves, grills, fireplaces, gas ranges, and furnaces. This toxic gas is odorless and colorless and can potentially be deadly.

Here are ways to prevent CO poisoning:

    ✔ Install quality CO detectors in your home.
    ✔ Get professional annual maintenance on your heating system.
    ✔ Make sure all your gas appliances are properly vented.
    ✔ Check/clean your chimney every year.
    ✔ Never patch a vent pipe, always replace it.
    ✔ Never use a gas range for heat, as it can cause CO to build up inside your home.