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Carbon Monoxide safety

Carbon Monoxide Alarm

Don't take chances with your safety.

Carbon Monoxide (CO) is an extremely poisonous gas that can be present in the fumes from the combustion of fuels which aren’t burnt under the correct conditions. Fuels such as gas, oil, solid mineral fuel and biomass all have the potential to emit CO. The gas cannot be seen, smelled or tasted making it difficult to detect. The symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning include: Headaches, Nausea and/or vomiting, Breathlessness, Dizziness or Collapse, Chest and/or stomach pains, Erratic behaviour and/or Visual problems. Severe cases can result in death.

Protecting yourself from CO is a two step process: 1) making sure fuel burning appliances are correctly installed and serviced and 2) having a good quality CO Alarm installed correctly.

CO Alarms Must Be Installed Correctly

A badly installed alarm offers little or no protection to you and your family. We often see alarms that have just been removed from their packet and put on a shelf or windowsill where they are unlikely to work. We always recommend that you follow the manufacturers guidance fully. If you don't feel confident to install an alarm correctly yourself, we are here to help. Just give us a call.