Do Not Forget Your CO Alarm

What is Carbon Monoxide?

What is carbon monoxide? Fact: Carbon monoxide is a silent killer!

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a poisonous gas. It cannot be detected by sight, smell or taste.  Carbon monoxide is released when you have a faulty gas appliance that starts to leak. 

  • Low exposure can cause long term damage
  • High exposure can be fatal.

Although uncommon it still affects people every year.  Do not put yourself or your family at risk.  Have your gas appliances checked and maintained for £66.00 (£5.50 per month). Call L&W today on 01925 394260 and book a qualified gas safe registered engineer to carry out a service and give you peace of mind.

Symptoms of carbon monoxide

  • Similar to flu
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Generally lethargic

Signs of CO poisoning

It is very important to be aware of the risks of carbon monoxide poisoning and to look out for warning signs.

You should suspect CO poisoning if any of the following apply:

  • other people in your home or workplace fall ill with similar symptoms
  • your symptoms ease or disappear when you go away (for example, on holiday) and return when you come back home
  • your symptoms tend to be more seasonal – for example, if you are getting headaches more often during the winter when your central heating is used more frequently
  • your pets become ill too

Other possible clues of a CO leak include:

  • sooty black marks on the front covers of your gas fires
  • yellow/brown sooty stains on or around your boiler, stoves or fires 
  • smoke building up in your rooms because of a faulty flue
  • yellow instead of a blue flame coming from your gas appliances
  • pilot lights being frequently blowing out

Keep your home safe and call L&W on a local number below and book an appointment to have a carbon monoxide alarm fitted now or at the time of your gas service.

Newton Le Willows Central Heating Engineers 01925 394260
Wigan Central Heating Engineers 01942 417220
Warrington Central Heating Engineers 01925 394260
St Helens Central Heating Engineers 01744 776140
Runcorn Central Heating Engineers 01925 394260
Widnes Central Heating Engineers 01925 394260



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