Gas Safety Week - Carbon Monoxide Detector GiveawayThis week is Gas Safety Week, it's perfect timing for that nip in the air we've all been feeling as thoughts turn to putting the heating back on. In fact our morning heating has gone back on this week to ensure that the house is toasty warm when we get up for Bud to get ready for school. and I've teamed up with them to offer one of my readers the chance to ensure that their home is protected against Carbon Monoxide leaks. by winning a CO detector for their home.
Every year in the UK, more than 200 people go to hospital with suspected carbon monoxide poisoning, and around 40 people die. Small children and the elderly are most at risk. It's known as the Silent Killer as it is odourless and tasteless. You might have no idea you have a problem until it is too late. There are certain things that you can look for in your home that might indicate a Carbon Monoxide issue.
- The flame on your cooker should be crisp and blue. Yellow or orange flames mean you need to get your cooker checked.
- Dark staining around or on appliance.
- Sooty marks on the walls around boilers, stoves or the cover of gas fires.
- Pilot lights that frequently go out.
- Increased condensation inside windows
There are some physical symptoms that can indicate Carbon Monoxide poisoning, as follows:
- Feeling woozy or unnaturally sleepy.
- Vomiting and stomach pain, S
- Shortness of breath
- Eventual collapse
If you suspect Carbon Monoxide poisoning turn appliances off, leave your home and get outside. Seek medical attention as soon as possible. If you think you are in danger ring the National Gas Emergency Helpline on 0800 11 999.
An astonishing 1 in 11 boilers in the UK are estimated to be unsafe so it's crucial that, if you have any concerns, you get your appliances tested. CORGI HomePlan is campaigning for every home to get a carbon monoxide detector, so that they can keep their family safe. These work in much the same was as smoke detectors and will emit an alarm if Carbon Monoxide is detected. We have one in our lounge and it's so reassuring to know that we are protected. To find out more on how you can protect your home visit CORGI HomePlan.
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