Do you have gas-powered appliances in your home? If so, your attic’s venting system is set up to remove carbon monoxide and other dangerous gases from the air through the roof. Sometimes bad hail storms or tornadoes can jar or damage the connections between the gas-powered appliances and your roof’s venting system. Even some repair jobs could lead to increased carbon monoxide poisoning risks if not all connections are put back into position. Be sure to take these precautions before having your roof repaired to keep your home safe for you and your loved ones.

Let your contractor know your home is powered by gas.

While your contractor will be able to tell from your venting system, letting them know as they start a project will help prepare them to take due care operating around the ventilation system and reconnecting vents.

Check the flue vent after storms, and before and after roofing repairs.

The flue vent piping is the pipe system that connects your appliances to the attic. Check to make sure they haven’t shaken loose or aren’t sitting ajar.

Regularly clean the exterior vent.

Just like leaves and debris can get stuck in your gutters, the same problem can happen with your vents. Be sure to routinely schedule times when you can brush away leaves and check for blockage, especially during fall and winter when debris can accumulate.

Carbon monoxide poisoning is incredibly dangerous, and you might be at an increased risk each time something disturbs your venting system. Always be sure to check after storms and roofing projects, or have a certified HVAC technician inspect the system if you’re not sure it’s safe. Contact us today for more roofing tips, and for any services for your roof system from professional, qualified roofers who will make home safety a priority.