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