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Resuming Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Winter: Increased Risks & Prevention Tips (Pt. 1), here, we will pick this discussion back up, changing our focus to wintertime CO poisoning prevention tips.

How to Reduce the Risks of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Winter

To reduce your risk of carbon monoxide poisoning this winter, here are some important prevention tips to know. Contact us if you’ve been diagnosed with carbon monoxide poisoning.

To reduce your risk of carbon monoxide poisoning this winter, here are some important prevention tips to know. Contact us if you’ve been diagnosed with carbon monoxide poisoning.

Although there can be some significant risks of carbon monoxide poisoning during the wintertime in Colorado, the good news is that CO poisoning is entirely preventable when people are informed and take the proper actions.

In particular, here’s what can be done to minimize the risks of wintertime carbon monoxide poisoning:

  • Make sure that your home has sufficient, working carbon monoxide poisoning detectors installed, particularly in regions close to bedrooms.
  • Do NOT use gas ranges or ovens as heating sources for your home. If your power goes out and the conditions get too cold, seek shelter with a family member, friend or community resource.
  • Never leave running vehicles in enclosed garages or even partially enclosed spaces.
  • Never run gas-powered equipment (like, for instance, generators or pressure washers) in enclosed spaces (even if windows are open).
  • Make sure the vents, as well as the HVAC system, in your home are properly maintained.
  • Check the flues and chimneys in your home to ensure they are free from possible blockages, such as nests or other debris.
  • If you need to use generators for power, be sure these devices are operated outdoors.
  • Know the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning so that you are ready to take action and get help if you or a loved one starts to display such symptoms.

Early intervention is key to preventing severe, possibly deadly complications of carbon monoxide poisoning, so be sure to share these prevention tips with your family and other loved ones.

Colorado Springs Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Lawyer at Shakeshaft and Gorman Law Firm, P.C.

Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with carbon monoxide poisoning? If so, Colorado Springs Attorney Kenneth Shakeshaft is ready to advocate your rights, help you recover financially and ultimately help you put your life back together. Since 1982, Kenneth Shakeshaft has been providing people injured due to negligence with superior legal service, helping them stand up to insurance companies, large corporations and/or government entities.

The bottom line is that, after negligence causes injuries, we will be here for you and will work tirelessly to help you secure the maximum possible compensation for your losses and injuries.

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