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Combat Carbon Monoxide This Holiday Season

The holiday season is supposed to be a time of joy, giving and being thankful for what you have and those around you. Sadly, we see annual videos gone viral about instances of people fighting over gifts in stores.

At A.M. Botte Mechanical, LLC., the only things we believe that is worth fighting this holiday season are carbon monoxide and the cold temperatures. If they are the last things on your mind, then you’ve come to the right place. We provide comprehensive heater service for all of Gloucester County and the surrounding region.

Carbon monoxide needs to be taken seriously. Our goal is to educate you on this poisonous gas, its telltale signs, where it comes from and what measures can be taken to keep you and your family safe.

Poisonous Gas

Carbon monoxide is an odorless, tasteless, colorless and poisonous gas that is produced by burning fuel. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this gas claims the lives of close to 400 people each year in the United States. This is why it is all the more important for each home and business to have a functioning carbon monoxide detector. We at A.M. Botte Mechanical will make sure that your detector is running smoothly and will take other measures to ensure carbon monoxide is not found in your home, but more on that later.

Signs and Symptoms

Some common signs of carbon monoxide include a decreased water supply, an inefficient furnace, appliances and vents that have soot on them, a burning smell and a buildup of moisture on windows. If you are unfortunately poisoned by this gas, here are some of the symptoms:

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea

These symptoms are very similar to that of the flu. If you believe that you or a loved one are poisoned by carbon monoxide, seek medical assistance immediately.

Sources

As mentioned earlier, the source of carbon monoxide comes from the burning of fuel. This gas can be emitted from a gas or oil burning furnace, boiler, range, automobile, water heater and generator.

Service

We believe that routine service is the perfect answer for combating carbon monoxide. By having your heating system inspected annually, we will spot any problems and stifle the chance of any carbon monoxide-related incidents before they arise. We also inspect carbon monoxide detectors to make sure they are working correctly. Whether you need a new detector set up or a furnace installation for your Gloucester County home, we will make sure that it is done properly and without the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

You can find out more helpful information about carbon monoxide and the lengths we at A.M. Botte Mechanical, LLC. take to combat it by calling 856-848-8708 or browsing our website.