It is thought that a faulty cooker may have caused the leak, which led to dangerously high levels of CO.
(PRWEB UK) 15 May 2013
It has been reported in HVP that the quick thinking of one neighbour may have saved the lives of a man, woman and baby from a flat in Elm Park. Pauline Smith, who lives above the family of three raised the alarm, when her carbon monoxide detector alerted her to the substance. Fire fighters from Hornchurch and Dagenham attended the scene, evacuating 7 people from the block, and making use of specialist gas detectors. It is thought that a faulty cooker may have caused the leak, which led to dangerously high levels of CO.
The family were treated for carbon monoxide poisoning, whilst Ms. Smith was shocked to see that tests revealed she had a level of 10% carbon monoxide in her blood.
Renowned for their Cardiff emergency plumbers, Plumber 24 Hours operates throughout the country, also specialising in gas safety. The team regularly campaign for awareness over the dangers of carbon monoxide and as such the recent news was of great interest to the team. A representative shares their thoughts on the matter.
“It is very fortunate that this family’s neighbour had an alarm fitted and that the initiative was taken to check the flats surrounding the property. We would encourage every household to ensure they have an audible carbon monoxide alarm fitted. The Department of Health estimates that as many as 40 people each year die from carbon monoxide in England and Wales. In addition to this, more than 200 non-fatal cases, such as this one, require hospitalisation.
“It is believed that a faulty cooker was the cause of the leak. For this reason it is important to get gas appliances checked annually by a Gas Safe Registered engineer.”
Plumber 24 Hours is the nation’s leading emergency plumber 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.