Carbon Monoxide Safety
your family safe from carbon monoxide poisoning?
Monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, toxic gas that is
produced as result of incomplete combustion when fuel burning
appliances are not properly adjusted or ventilated.
The initial symptoms of CO poisoning are similar to the flu (but
without fever) and will typically affect everyone in a household
where CO is present. These symptoms may include:
- Blurred Vision
If you experience any of these symptoms inside your home, but
not outside; your home may contain unsafe levels of CO.
Home Safety Tips:
CO detectors are not required but are
Follow manufacturers' instructions for
the care and use of gas appliances and equipment.
Have your gas appliances installed and
serviced by qualified industry professionals.
Always inspect all gas appliances,
connectors, furnaces, vents, flues, chimneys, and gas lines
to your home and replace them if necessary.
Replace your furnace air filters
monthly throughout the heating season.
Never operate gasoline powered engines
or charcoal grills in closed garages, basements, or
Unlike carbon monoxide, natural gas has an odorant which is
added to provide a distinctive and immediately recognizable
smell. The odorant provides a "rotten egg" smell to assist you
in detecting even the smallest of leaks. If you have a
diminished sense of smell, audible alarms are available which
sound when natural gas is detected. More information.
|Information from the Consumer
Products Safety Commission
Frequently asked question about Carbon Monoxide
Carbon monoxide detectors
If carbon monoxide poisoning is suspected,
get fresh air immediately, seek medical attention if necessary,
and call the City of Mesa at 480-644-4277 (GASS) or 911.
PO Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85211
Gas Emergency or Odor
480-644-4277 (GASS) or 911
(24 hours/7 days)
480-644-2266 or 911
(24 hours/7 days)
Report Utility Theft
Monday - Thursday
7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Frank McRae, Department