Why should you fit a Carbon Monoxide Alarm?
Carbon monoxide kills if left undetected. A simple undetected leak can be fatal in a matter of minutes, so it makes sense to keep your family or loved ones safe by keeping things up to date.
It is advisable to fit a carbon monoxide (CO) alarm in your home. Just like a smoke alarm which alerts you to the presence of smoke, a carbon monoxide detector will alert you to the presence of CO.
The difference with CO is that it is invisible and has no smell or taste, so you might not realise it is there.
Smoke alarms do not detect carbon monoxide.
Ask your Gas Safe registered engineer if you are not sure which alarm to buy or how to fit it – your engineer will be able to advise you.
A carbon monoxide alarm is no substitute for correct installation and servicing of your gas appliances. Make sure you get your gas appliances checked by a Gas Safe registered engineer every year.
This article first appeared on www.GasSafeRegister.co.uk and is reproduced here with permission.