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Why should I get a carbon monoxide alarm?

Because carbon monoxide has no taste, smell or colour. Gas Safe Register strongly recommends you fit an audible carbon monoxide alarm in your home. While an alarm will alert you to carbon monoxide in your home, it is no substitute for having an annual gas safety check and regular servicing by a Gas Safe registered engineer. A

By | 2013-09-24T23:44:22+00:00 September 24th, 2013|Official News|

How do I avoid a carbon monoxide leak in my home?

Your home may show signs of carbon monoxide. Any one of the following could be a sign that there is carbon monoxide in your home. The flame on your cooker should be crisp and blue. Lazy yellow or orange flames mean you need to get your cooker checked Dark staining around or on appliances Pilot lights

By | 2013-09-24T23:43:20+00:00 September 24th, 2013|Official News|

What is carbon monoxide poisoning?

Carbon monoxide poisoning occurs when you breathe in even small amounts of the gas. When you breathe in carbon monoxide, it gets into your blood stream and prevents your red blood cells from carrying oxygen. Without oxygen, your body tissue and cells die. Levels that do not kill can cause serious harm to health when

By | 2013-09-24T23:42:31+00:00 September 24th, 2013|Official News|

What is carbon monoxide?

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a highly poisonous substance produced by the incomplete burning of gas and Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG). This happens when a gas appliance has been incorrectly fitted, badly repaired or poorly maintained. It can also occur if flues, chimneys or vents are blocked. Oil and solid fuels such as coal, wood, petrol and

By | 2013-09-24T23:41:39+00:00 September 24th, 2013|Official News|

You can’t see it, taste it or smell it but it can kill quickly and with no warning.

Unsafe gas appliances produce a highly poisonous gas called carbon monoxide (CO). It can cause death as well as serious long term health problems such as brain damage. Remember the six main symptoms to look out for: headaches dizziness nausea breathlessness collapse loss of consciousness Being aware of the symptoms could save your life. Carbon

By | 2013-09-24T23:37:06+00:00 September 24th, 2013|Official News|

Follow our top tips on how to be Gas Safe at home.

We rely on our gas boilers, cookers and fires to keep warm, have hot baths and showers and cook hot meals. It’s important that gas appliances are regularly serviced to help keep us safe and prevent them from breaking down when we need them the most. Stay Gas Safe in your home with these top tips: Have all

By | 2013-09-24T23:34:28+00:00 September 24th, 2013|Official News|

Flues, chimneys and air vents

Flues, chimneys and air vents play a vital role in the safe operating of gas appliances. Flues and chimneys allow products of combustion to escape from your home. Air vents ensure there is a good supply of combustion air (ventilation) to appliances. For this reason you must keep all flues, chimneys and air vents clear.

By | 2013-09-24T23:30:51+00:00 September 24th, 2013|Official News|

Gas safety records

After a Gas Safe registered engineer has fitted, carried out a safety check or serviced your gas appliance; they may leave you with a report which explains what checks they have completed. This report may be issued as a gas safety record, depending on the job you have asked them to do. It isn’t always a legal

By | 2013-09-24T23:29:55+00:00 September 24th, 2013|Official News|