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Carbon Monoxide Testing In Reading


Carbon monoxide is a dangerous gas produced by appliances that run on natural gas, oil, propane, charcoal, kerosene, gas and wood. Making sure that your home is not at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning is vital to keeping your family safe. Essig Plumbing and Heating is here to help, we will:

  • Test Your Home For Carbon Monoxide
  • Check Connections And All Appliances Running Off Fuel
  • Help Install Carbon Monoxide Detectors


What Are The Risks Of Carbon Monoxide?

Carbon monoxide poisoning accounts for an average of 170 deaths a year. Carbon monoxide is:

  • Odorless
  • Colorless
  • Poisonous
  • Deadly

Carbon monoxide gas can build up in your home or business when appliances are not properly vented or if you are running appliances that are not approved for use inside the home such as charcoal grills and generators.


What Are The Signs Of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission carbon monoxide positioning presents symptoms in acute poisoning that are similar to the flu including:

  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Sleepiness
  • Dizziness

In instances where there is a rapid buildup of carbon monoxide, the symptoms are worse and can occur without any warning including:

  • Vomiting
  • Mental confusion
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Loss of muscular coordination
  • Death

If you suspect you are suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning, leave the area immediately for fresh air and call 911.


How Can Essig Plumbing and Heating Help?

We will come out to your home and test for any presence of carbon monoxide. We will then inspect each of your appliances running off fuel to make sure that they are properly installed and vented. You should have us out to your home on an at least annual basis to make sure that your appliances stay in proper working order.


Don’t Put Your Family At Risk

Give yourself some peace of mind; call Essig Plumbing and Heating today.

About Essig

Since 1938, Paul W. Essig, Inc. has been recognized as the plumbing expert in Berks County. Over the last 70 years, we’ve expanded our services to include heating, air conditioning, drain maintenance and installation, water conditioning and electrical. And we’re proud to deliver the same level of expertise and professionalism we have established in plumbing, to these other areas.

Essig has built a standard of outstanding service and our commitment to excellence begins with your call. Our highly trained technicians will determine the best solution for your situation and you can be confident that you’ll be presented with price options whenever possible. When you call Essig, you can rest assured that your emergency is our emergency. Our customers know that we’re available 24 hours a day. So whether it’s a clogged drain, leaking pipe or malfunctioning heat or air conditioning unit, we’re there for you when you need us the most.