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Carbon Monoxide: The Silent Killer

1/18/2018 (Permalink)

What is carbon monoxide?

Do you know why Carbon monoxide is called the “Invisible Killer”? It's because you can not see, smell or taste it. Hundreds of Americans die each year from accidental CO poisoning. These deaths are connected to products like portable generators, furnaces, water heaters, fireplaces, ranges, etc. If not properly installed, vented or have faulty equipment, they can also be related to CO poisoning.

Symptoms of CO poisoning

Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission

The initial symptoms of low to moderate CO poisoning are similar to the flu (but without the fever). They include:

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

High level CO poisoning results in progressively more severe symptoms, including:

  • Mental confusion
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of muscular coordination
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Ultimately death

Protect Your Family

Source: US Fire Administration

  • Install and maintain CO alarms inside your home to provide early warning of CO.
  • Install CO alarms in a central location outside each separate sleeping area and on every level of your home.
  • Use portable generators outdoors in well-ventilated areas away from all doors, windows and vents.
  • Make sure vents for the dryer, furnace, stove and fireplace are clear of snow and other debris.

Spruce Up Your Space

4/14/2016 (Permalink)

Birds are chirping and the temperatures have warmed up, spring is finally here (maybe)!  Spring Cleaning is a tradition allowing us to freshen our environment and  get a head start on the hectic season of spring and summer.  While many people deep clean their homes, this is also a great time to clean and organize your business.  

SERVPRO of Muskegon and Holland/ W. Ottawa County can help get your facility in tip top shape.  In addition to recommending air duct and HVAC cleaning, SERVPRO Professionals are trained to use state-of-the-art equipment to remove soils hiding deep within your carpet, as well as focused stain removal and stain resistance applications.  Other services include: upholstery and drapery cleaning, hard floor cleaning and care, and floor deodorization.  

A clean environment is a healthy environment! Improve your living and workspaces this spring.  If you need a little help, don't worry, SERVPRO of Muskegon and Holland/ W. Ottawa Co. have the tools to make your home or business sparkle in no time!  

Watch this page this week as we update ways for you to Spring Clean Your Work Space.   As always like, comment, and share this post. Check out our LinkedIn, and facebook pages to keep up on the latest information.