With winter fast approaching in Frederick County, it’s important to talk about one of the top causes of death in the United States, carbon monoxide poisoning.
What most people don’t know now is that it’s responsible for over 50,000 emergency visits and 400 deaths every year.
What makes matters worse is that with winter around the corner, the risk of it goes up, especially in Frederick County, where residents will be using their heaters more.
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Symptoms
It’s an invisible killer because most people only become aware of it until after it’s too late.
Thankfully, it’s easy for anyone to become aware of the symptoms of it if they know what to look for including the following
- Persistent Headache – Even though headaches are common for some people, a persistent headache that lasts for a long period, followed by dizziness, is one of the classic signs. This is especially true if multiple people in an enclosed area have the same symptoms.
- Nausea – Another classic symptom is nausea followed by fatigue, and vomiting.
Last of all, but most important, one of the easiest ways to know if an individual is experiencing symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning is to remove them from the house or building where they are experiencing those symptoms.
If that individual notices that their symptoms have disappeared after they have left the building, this is a clear indication that they were dealing with carbon monoxide poisoning and they should seek treatment immediately.
How To Prevent It
One of the easiest things that anyone can do to eliminate the threat of carbon monoxide poisoning is to install a carbon monoxide detector in their home.
This device will alert them of carbon monoxide if it becomes in the home and provide them with enough early warning to get out of their home so they can avoid becoming a victim.
For more tips on how to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning, or to speak with us about our HVAC repair services, contact us today by calling (301) 401-2780 or click here.