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Barbara Staib, President of Safe Home Products, is an expert on child safety, emergency preparedness, pet training and even pest control. She has personally helped thousands of customers since SHP started in 1999. Here you can find Q&A with Barbara to foster safer, healthier and simpler living.

Tuesday, March 19, 2002

Learning Propane and Carbon Monoxide Levels in a Home

Q: Hello Barbara,

I am interested in knowing the level of propane, methane, and CO in my
home. We burn propane and wood as fuel for heat, and are having some
health problems that may be related. Do you have or know of such

Please advise.

Answer: Dear Al,

Safe Home Products does not sell home monitors with digital readouts to tell you the exact levels. Most communities have home testing companies with sophisticated equipment to test your home over a period of days.

We do sell 120VAC carbon monoxide alarms by Safe-T-Alert and 9V battery operated carbon monoxide alarms and 12V hard wired security system carbon monoxide alarms by Costar that will alert you to carbon monoxide levels that are dangerous. Carbon monoxide can cause health problems as well as asphyxiation by suffocation. We also sell propane and natural gas alarms by three manufacturers, Safe-T-Alert, Safety Siren and GasAware that will alert you to raw gas leaks before levels reach those where explosions or fire will occur. If you are worried about gas leaks from your furnace or other appliance, we also sell gas leak detectors with automatic shut off valves by CCI Controls.

We do recommend that you have your propane using appliances checked at least once a year by a professional and contact your propane supplier if you suspect a raw gas leak inside or outside your home. Remember our mission statement is "A Safer Life Starts Here."


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