Carbon monoxide detectors are essential to keep your Vidor, TX home safe. Carbon monoxide (CO) presents an invisible threat. Known as the silent killer, CO is a colorless and odorless gas generated by the incomplete burning of fuels such as natural gas and propane. On average, nearly 1,500 Americans die every year because of CO poisoning generated by non-automotive products, including furnaces, water heaters, room heaters, and portable generators. Carbon monoxide can accumulate in your home from improper venting or malfunctions in these devices. With today’s well-insulated and tightly sealed homes, CO can get to hazardous levels within a short period. An attached garage in which your car runs can also allow carbon monoxide to permeate your home. That’s why it’s essential to have carbon monoxide alarms professionally installed from a company such as Reed Service Company.