“The Silent Killer”

Posted on October 31, 2012 · Posted in Gas Safety Certificate

Many people have not heard of the silent killer. However, the silent killer is responsible for the death of an estimated 50 people every year. Even more shockingly, although it is within your power to stop the silent killer from striking in your home, many people ignore the threat and do not take the necessary precautions to safeguard their families.

The silent killer is in fact the common name for carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas that has no recognisable smell, taste or colour. This makes it very difficult to identify. It is therefore extremely important to make sure you have your gas appliances regularly checked for leaks.

Carbon monoxide is a product of incomplete combustion of carbon based fuels. When inhaled it combines to red blood cells, preventing them from carrying vital oxygen to your organs, such as the brain and the heart. If you ever suspect that you may be suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning then immediately vacate the property and call the National Gas Emergency Service on 0800 111 999.

Gas Boilers Servicing sells carbon monoxide alarms which can help alert to any carbon monoxide leaks. These alarms are especially important as you are most vulnerable to carbon monoxide poisoning when you are asleep. We also provide gas safety certificates proving that your home has been checked by a Gas Safe engineer and that all of your appliances meet the safe standard expected by the official gas appliance rules and regulations.

If you are a landlord, gas safety certificates are a legal requirement to ensure the safety of your tenants and to protect your investments. Failure to secure one could result in legal fines, or even imprisonment in severe cases.

For more information about gas safety then please call Gas Boiler Servicing on 0208 95 16 230 or email us info@gasboilersservicing.co.uk for a free quotation.