Have you checked your appliances are Gas Safe?

When you have your boiler serviced remember to get your appliances safety checked too. Carbon Monoxide poisoning is often called the silent killer. Carbon Monoxide gas is invisible so you cannot detect it by taste or smell, which means you may unaware that you are be being exposed to it.

The following checklist will help you identify any danger signs.

  • Sooting or yellow/brown staining on or around your gas boiler, water heater or fire
  • Pilot lights and other gas flames should always be blue in colour.
  • Yellow or orange flames
  • Pilot lights that frequently blow out
  • Excessive condensation in the room where your appliance is sited

Carbon Monoxide poisoning can sometimes be mistake for flu symptoms as the effects are similar. Think about whether it is only you that is affected, if it is carbon monoxide poisoning other people in your household will be suffering too, including your pets! Do you suffer with headaches only during the winter, when the heating is on? Do you feel better when you aren’t at home?

There are six main symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Breathlessness
  • Nausea
  • Collapse
  • Loss of consciousness

Fit a carbon monoxide alarm – similar to a smoke alarm and be aware of the dangers or call us today for a free monoxide check or if you require more information about a boiler replacement in Chislehurst or Bexley.