Last week, Hudson Fire Department (HFD) responded to a carbon monoxide alarm call and found that the reading was 150 ppm due to a hot water heater malfunction. The normal reading for a residence is 0 ppm. HFD ventilated the home and turned off the boiler.
The family of four were safe due to their carbon monoxide detector. If the alarm had not gone off and warned the family, it is uncertain how the high the levels would have affected their health.
This shows the importance of having a working carbon monoxide detector in your home. HFD recommends having a detector on each floor and to make sure everyone understands the warning sounds of your particular detector. High levels of carbon monoxide causes sickness and even death. Keep your family safe by installing carbon monoxide detectors and check the batteries regularly.