Building Operating Management: Carbon Monoxide Detection Tips

May 23, 2024
A hard services associate inspects building systems.

Unlike smoke, which can be smelled and seen, carbon monoxide (CO) is odorless and colorless. Those indiscernible properties may be responsible for a misunderstanding about the dangers of what is often referred to as “the silent killer” and the significance of having appropriate and always-functioning detection systems in commercial and institutional buildings. 

ESFM Senior Director of Technical Services Brian Gougler shared tips to ensure CO detection systems are working effectively for an article in the May 2024 issue of Building Operating Management – “Preventing the ‘Silent Killer’: Carbon Monoxide Detection Systems.”

“Safety must always be the top priority for the facility,” Gougler said. “It’s crucial to adhere to building codes, conduct thorough inspections and implement best practices for preventive maintenance. The safety of occupants should always take precedence.”

Read the article.