How carbon monoxide can affect your home
This silent killer claims the lives of near 50 people in the UK every year and because of that, it has never been more important to get a good understanding of how carbon monoxide can affect you and your home…
What is carbon monoxide?
You may know by another name (CO) but carbon monoxide poisoning is something needs to be more known about. Without going into too much detail, CO affects your body in a way in which it limits the amount of oxygen that your body can regulate which then can lead to your body shutting down. CO poisoning affects people in different ways, mainly depending on the amount time they have been exposed to the gas.
Where should I look for CO?
You are most likely to find CO coming into your home from appliances that make use of Gas. The usual suspects in most homes for this are your boiler and your cooker and gas fire.
One of the biggest dangers that carbon monoxide presents to people is that is that it is very hard to detect. In fact, carbon monoxide is known as ‘the silent killer’ due to the fact that you can’t detect it the way you usually would. This means that you can’t rely on your human sense in order to keep yourself safe.
The best way that you can keep you and your family safe is by making sure that you have a working carbon monoxide detector. You can pick up one of these for around £10 which means that there really is no excuse. We cannot stress enough how dangerous carbon monoxide poisoning is so we highly recommend that if you take nothing else away from this article, it is how important carbon monoxide detectors really are.
How else can I protect my home?
We think that the best way to stay ahead of the game when it comes to keeping your home safe is to make sure you keep up to date with your gas appliance annual servicing. By Keeping on top of this, your heating engineer can make sure that your home is not only safe now, but also safe in the future as it allows an opportunity to see where problems could occur in the future.
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