The Dangers of Carbon Monoxide
Is your home in need of carbon monoxide testing? Chances are this is a question you've never really considered. But it's an important question as you must ensure your home is safe and secure against harmful contaminants.
Carbon monoxide is a gas which is odourless and colourless and therefore difficult to detect. The toxic gas is formed by the burning of fuel, usually in gas appliances and also fireplaces and combustion heaters.
It's why gas fireplaces must be flued, to ensure all emissions are vented outside of the home. The risk of gas leaks or carbon monoxide leaks are also why gas hot water systems must be installed outside, and why space heaters are recommended for use in well ventilated areas.
If you're well overdue for carbon monoxide leak detection, or a gas appliance service, give Upside Down a call. We recommend servicing your gas appliances annually for both fault finding purposes and ongoing maintenance.
With 24/7 availability we can be on call when you need us the most. Gas emergencies or general maintenance, contact Upside Down and we can often be at your home within the hour* for prompt same day services.
Avoiding Carbon Monoxide Build Up
The nature of carbon monoxide, which is also flammable, means that it is hard to detect but there are safety steps you can take. If you have never had your gas appliances tested it is important to have it done soon.
The symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are similar to those of the flu so it can be difficult to work out what’s happening. Some of the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include:
- Shortness of breath
- Blurred vision
- Loss of consciousness
Be sure to consult a health care practitioner if you are experiencing these symptoms as it could be caused by a carbon monoxide leak.
This is a potential emergency but the good news is Upside Down plumbers offer faster service within the hour.* We're available all day on any day - including public holidays - and customers pay by the job, not by the hour.
Where Does Carbon Monoxide Come From?
Carbon monoxide is found wherever combustion occurs. It will be created by a campfire or a gas log fire in a cabin. However, it's indoors where the greatest risks can occur. Poor ventilation and damaged flues can lead to harmful scenarios.
The top five causes of household carbon monoxide leaks come from:
- Gas furnaces
- Gas stoves or ovens
- Fireplaces (gas and wood-burning)
- Gas clothes dryers
For the most part, your gas log fires and gas heaters will be flued and ventilated. When installed by Upside Down, everything it tested and commissioned with a certificate of compliance. This means you can rest assured all safety regulations have been met.
However, if you do have an older heater, with so many potential causes of a carbon monoxide leak it would be wise to contact Upside Down for carbon monoxide leak detection services. We will ensure your gas appliances are safe and sound. And if there are any issues, our licensed gas fitters provide fast and reliable repair services.
Interest Free Carbon Monoxide Testing
It could be dangerous to delay when it comes to getting your appliances tested for carbon monoxide leakage. It's why Upside Down offers no deposit interest free payment plans** for your convenience and peace of mind. So if you do suspect any issues, call now.
Our gas fitters take you through the simple application steps and approval usually takes only minutes. It means important emergency repairs or installations can occur on the spot.
Interest free payment options** also help with achieving your dream home. You can have a brand new gas heater installed with no upfront deposit! Upside Down is partnered with three interest free payment plan** providers Humm, Zip Pay or Openpay, so there's always an option to suit.
There's no need to delay. Secure your gas appliance safety today and book with Upside Down for a carbon monoxide leak detection test.