Gas Appliance Disposal Advice from Plumber 24 Hours

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The specialists at Plumber 24 Hours have issued advice on the safe disposal of home appliances following news that gasses inside a fridge freezer were believed to be the cause of a blaze in Plymouth.

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Government advice states that home appliances may contain hazardous components such as used oil, Polychlorinated biphenyls and mercury

According to This is Plymouth, a fire on the Church Road land began shortly after midnight, with fire crews called to the dumping ground. Fire fighters from Plymstock Station used two hose reel jets to bring the flames under control within an hour. Investigators believe flammable gasses in a fridge freezer which had been lying at the ground abandoned for 6 years were said to be responsible for the fire.

Best known for their London emergency plumbers, Plumber 24 Hours also specialise in providing a number of fully trained and reliable gas engineers. The latest news caused a representative from the firm to explain the importance of safely disposing household appliances.

“It is vitally importance to take the safety of your household gas appliances seriously. This means ensuring you contact a Gas Safe Registered engineer for the installation, maintenance and repair of all objects. Old appliances also need to be disposed of in the correct manner as this story goes to show. The fridge freezer had been in the dumping ground for as long as 6 years but was still a significant threat to the public. It was extremely fortunate that no one was hurt.

“Government advice states that home appliances may contain hazardous components such as used oil, Polychlorinated biphenyls and mercury. That is why items like fridge freezers should be recycled using facilities that safely remove these components prior to shredding and recycling. Failure to follow this advice could be a serious risk to peoples’ health as well as the environment.”

Those looking for more information on the subject would be well advised to contact The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM).

Plumber 24 Hours is the nation’s leading emergency plumbers company. Run by Martin Smith, the firm offers plumbers, gas engineers, oil engineers, drainage engineers and emergency electricians and works to provide a 24 hour domestic and commercial plumbing service 365 days of the year. With customer service the principle concern, Plumber 24 Hours has been noted by magazines as the most reliable plumbing emergency company. The company also makes use of the latest technology on the internet to make sure everything runs smoothly

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