Carbon Monoxide

What is it?

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a highly poisonous substance produced by the incomplete burning of gas. You can’t see it, taste it or smell it but it can kill quickly and with no warning.

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.

Get a carbon monoxide alarm!

7 year Carbon Monoxide Alarm £25 supply and installation

Because carbon monoxide has no taste, smell or colour. We recommend an audible carbon monoxide alarm in your home. London Gas Inspections supply and fit Carbon Monoxide Alarms that come with a 7 year guarantee for just an additional £25 when linked with a Landlords Gas Inspection, Carbon Monoxide Safety Inspection or Boiler Service.

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

If you have a faulty appliance in your home, it could lead to carbon monoxide poisoning. Get your gas appliances checked for just £69 to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning.

1 Carbon monoxide safety inspection £69

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 that frequently blow out
  • Increased condensation inside windows

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning – What are the symptoms?

  1. headaches
  2. dizziness
  3. nausea
  4. breathlessness
  5. collapse
  6. loss of consciousness

Carbon monoxide symptoms are similar to flu, food poisoning, viral infections and simply tiredness.

What should I do if I think I’m exhibiting the symptoms?

  • Get fresh air immediately. Open doors and windows, turn off gas appliances and leave the house
  • See your doctor immediately or go to hospital - let them know that you suspect carbon monoxide poisoni ng. They can do a blood or breath test to check
  • If you think there is immediate danger, call the Gas Emergency Helpline – 0800 111 999
  • Get a Gas Safe registered engineer to inspect your gas appliances and flues to see if there is a dangerous problem
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