Carbon monoxide, also known as CO, is called the “Invisible Killer” because it’s a colorless, odorless, poisonous gas. More than 500 people die every year in the Unites States from accidental non-fire-related CO poisoning associated with consumer products, including generators.
Because it is not a sudden event or the result of an accident, homeowner’s insurance normally does not pay for damages or for mitigation costs. If a third party is injured from CO while on your premises, you may have coverage. Call our office for a review of your homeowner’s insurance coverage.
Sources of carbon monoxide include
Oil and gas furnaces and water heaters
Wood and gas fireplaces
Gas or kerosene space heaters
Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning
Shortness of breath
The National Fire Prevention Association has provided a few CO prevention tips. Click HERE.
At Allen & Furr Insurance & Wealth Management, our personal insurance products provide our customers with protection for their homes, automobiles and personal possessions, along with personal liability coverages.