Summer Weather Can Trigger Power Outages, Leading to Increased Generator Use.
The summer months are known for various types of severe weather, including tornadoes and hurricanes, which can both cause power outages and states of emergency. Sometimes during crisis situations, it’s easy to panic and forget basic safety guidelines, especially around the use of backup generators.
Gas-powered generators can cause CO to build up in a home, so it is important to use them outside at least 20 feet away from doors, windows and vents.
Only 36% to 46% of U.S. households have a CO alarm installed, according to the CDC. At a minimum, every home should have a battery-operated CO detector, but a professionally monitored system gives you an extra sense of security. Having a monitored CO detector like Resideo’s SiXCOMBO
can increase safety by ensuring that first responders can arrive quickly, which can be lifesaving. The SiXCOMBO functions as a monitored smoke alarm, too.
Resideo customer, B Safe Security
, has been installing security and life-safety solutions to protect homes in Delaware for more than 40 years.
“When a CO leak occurs, symptoms like aches and pain can often be attributed to something else like the flu. The confusion from CO poisoning can lead to questionable judgments that endanger those exposed,” said Anthony Paparo, marketing manager at B Safe Security. “Monitored CO detectors solve this problem. In addition to the alarm sounding in the home, when CO is detected the monitoring center will call and a trained operator will walk through a set of questions to test the exposure levels of monoxide and will send for immediate help.”
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Ready to improve your CO poisoning prevention? Contact a local Resideo pro
today to get started with a professionally monitored system, like the SiXCOMBO. For more information and tips on how to help keep your family safe this summer, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website