Every year nearly 500 people in the US die from what is a preventable death: accidental carbon monoxide poisoning. Nearly 50,000 people in the U.S. end up visiting emergency rooms each year due to CO poisoning. There are many ways to protect your family, loved ones, guests and renters. Whether you’re at home or traveling, there are steps you can take to help keep yourself and others safe from CO poisoning.
Owners of hotels, rental properties and homes have legal obligations to make sure their properties are serviced and do not pose a risk of renters, friends, family or guests developing CO Poisoning. Winter temperatures now mean an increase in heating systems running for hours which adds to the carbon monoxide risk.
Surprisingly, fumes are produced by more than furnaces.