November 29, 2018 at 2:44 p.m.

Neighborhood donates safety alarms to Family Pathways

Neighborhood donates safety alarms to Family Pathways
Neighborhood donates safety alarms to Family Pathways

As the president of Neighborhood Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Electrical for over 20 years, William Sherk knows the dangers of carbon monoxide not only as a professional, but also with the loss of a loved one. “Carbon monoxide is odorless, colorless, and can be deadly. I want to remind everyone how important it is to have at least one working carbon monoxide alarm in your home. With regular check-ups of your heating systems as well as battery replacement every six months and alarm replacement every five to seven years, you’ll be well-prepared to prevent tragedy.” Sherk stated.

His firsthand experience providing HVAC service as well as his own personal history motivated him to start an awareness and safety drive to promote awareness.

In years past, Sherk headed drives where hundreds of carbon monoxide alarms were donated to local area food shelves. For this year’s drive, Sherk will be donating at least 60 carbon monoxide alarms to the caring hands at food shelves in Foley, Princeton, Cambridge, North Branch and Chicago City. Sherk also has pledged to give a discount off any service provided by Neighborhood with a client donation of a non-perishable food item as well as matching cash donation up to $50 per customer.

While potentially tragic, carbon monoxide poisoning is a problem that is easily preventable. Remember to keep your alarms and heating systems in proper working order for the safety of yourself and your loved ones!  If you would like to contribute, please bring new alarms, food items and/or cash donations to your local food shelf or by contacting Neighborhood Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Electrical.


Carbon Monoxide Symptoms:
Headache, nausea, fatigue, dizziness, shortness of breath, confusion, vomiting and has the potential to be fatal.

Winter Safety Tips:
• Carbon monoxide is colorless, odorless & can be deadly.
• Change carbon monoxide & smoke alarm batteries yearly.
• Manually test your alarms monthly.
• Replace carbon monoxide alarms every 7 years.
• Replace smoke alarms every 10 years.
• Have appropriate amount & placement for your home.
• Have your systems tuned-up annually to keep them
   running safely and efficiently.


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