28/11/2017 0 Comments
How To Stay Gas Safe This Year
if you have a family, then keeping them safe will be your number one priority. So take a look at our blog & find out how to keep your family gas safe.
If you’re looking for a new year’s resolution this year, you might want to put keeping your family gas safe at the very top of the list if you have a lot of appliances like gas fires in your Cannock home.
You need to have all such appliances checked by a Gas Safe registered engineer every year and make sure they’re serviced according to the manufacturer’s instructions as well. If you don’t, you could be putting yourself and your family at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning – and in fact, it’s a legal requirement for landlords so bear this in mind as well.
If you see that your appliance isn’t working properly, that there’s increased condensation in the room, that the flame is lazy and yellow instead of crisp and blue, and that there are stains and black marks around the appliance you should get it serviced immediately.
You also need to check that your chimney is safe to use each year as these can become blocked by debris and birds’ nests. If you do have a blockage, it’s harder for dangerous fumes to escape and you could be putting yourself in danger.
Unfortunately, carbon monoxide is hard to detect because it’s odourless so you should consider installing a carbon monoxide alarm at home to help you in this regard.
Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include headaches, dizziness, nausea, breathlessness, collapse and loss of consciousness. If you have any pets, see if they’re experiencing similar symptoms as this is a good indication that there is something wrong at home.