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Fire Department-Quality Gas Monitoring Measurement Equipment

As a firefighter for Hamtramck, we also “stretch” for fires in Detroit and Highland Park.  It’s easy to imagine how busy we are.

Many of the calls we get deal with various gases that either caused fires or are harming the health of the people within the building or home.

I see firsthand on a daily basis how important it is to measure these toxic gases that in reality, are a matter of life and death when the gases are leaking.  I put this experience to work for YOU as part of our included service because at the end of the day, it really matters.

Gases We Test For:

CO Carbon Monoxide

Carbon Monoxide is an odorless invisible deadly gas.  If your house has a carbon monoxide leak, it can leak from gas dryers, gas furnaces, or gas hot water heaters.  Leakage can be caused by defective or improperly installed furnaces or chimneys.  Heat exchanger cracks and gas fireplaces emit carbon monoxide.

LEL Explosive Limits of Natural Gas and Propane

Simply put, LEL refers to explosive gas monitoring.  Some gases can be difficult to detect like chemicals such as ammonia mixtures.  The meter during testing should read 0.

O2% Oxygen level

In a normal household, the oxygen level is 20.5%.  In a closed location, such as a bedroom, a furnace could deplete the oxygen level to alarming readings potentially causing death.

CH4 Methane Gas (Sewer Gas)

CH4, also known as methane gas, is sewer gas which is emitted from drains typically in a basement or utility room.  Sometimes basement cracks can emit these natural but toxic gases from the earth.

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