Plumber 24 Hours Responds to Parliamentary Debate on Carbon Monoxide Safety

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The specialists behind Plumber 24 Hours have welcomed news of a parliament debate over changes to the government’s Energy Bill, which if passed, should significantly increase carbon monoxide safety in homes across the country.

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the amendment involves calls for all smart meter installers to carry a personal carbon monoxide alarm about them

The article, MPs Welcome Parliamentary Debate on CO Safety Measure, published 5th June in HVP, reveals that the amendment involves calls for all smart meter installers to carry a personal carbon monoxide alarm about them, testing gas appliances and making records of the results available to the occupier of the home. This will include details such as parts per million of CO found. Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Carbon Monoxide Group, Barry Sheerman, claims that “far from dragging its heels, government must lead the way in ensuring that UK homes are safe from the threat of the silent killer.”

Part of the motivation behind the changes are concerns over the increasing threat of carbon monoxide. Financially, many households are struggling to afford basic safety measures. This is coupled with the fact that government initiatives to make homes more energy efficient have increased the air tightness, therefore putting homes are at a higher risk of poisoning due to the decreased natural ventilation.

Renowned for their Harrow emergency plumbers, Plumber 24 Hours operates throughout the country, also specialising in gas safety. Regularly campaigning for awareness of carbon monoxide safety, naturally the team were pleased to hear of the latest proposal. A representative from the agency shares their thoughts.

“The proposed changes certainly make sense, in fact anything that can be done to minimise peoples’ risk of falling victim to CO poisoning should be taken seriously. It also comes at a time when we have seen an increase in alternative fuels being used, such as solid fuels and biomass which can be more dangerous when it comes to carbon monoxide exposure.”

The amendment has already been passed in the House of Commons.

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.

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