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Home | Why CO Safety Matters

Did you know that almost 75% of homes in England are putting the safety of their families at risk by not having a CO Alarm installed?  

 

Is that you?

 

To help people understand the importance of having a CO alarm installed we have produced an Information sheet 'CO Safety Matters' you can read about it here, and download full information at the bottom of this article.


What is Carbon Monoxide?

Carbon monoxide is a silent killer.  It is a colourless, odourless and tasteless poisonous gas that is caused by the incomplete burning of fossil and carbon based fuels such as gas, coal, oil and wood. 

 

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Detecting Carbon Monoxide poisoning

The symptoms of CO poisoning are quite difficult to detect.  Many symptoms seem like common ailments and are easily confused with food poisoning, viral infections, flu or simple tiredness.


What should I do if I have a CO Alarm and it has gone off or I think my appliance is producing carbon monoxide?

  • Firstly, get out of the building and contact a fully accredited central heating engineer.
  • Open all doors and windows to ventilate the room (do not sleep in it).
  • If it is safe to do so - switch off the appliance and do not re-use it until remedial action has been taken.
  • If you have any symptoms, visit your GP urgently or ring NHS 111.
  • In case of an emergency ring 999.
 
To ensure your family is safe and your boiler is running smoothly all year round, we recommend getting your boiler serviced annually by a fully accredited company like BTU. When you are getting your boiler serviced, a CO alarm will only cost you around £25.00 (this includes fitting and commissioning) - that's not a lot for peace of mind! 
 
Call us on 01483 590 690 to book a service today!
 
Learn more about our annual boiler service costs (prices include VAT and there are no extras).
 
 
 
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