Plumber 24 Hours Issues Gas Safety Advice

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The specialists at Plumber 24 Hours have responded to news that a family have suffered from carbon monoxide poisoning caused by a faulty boiler, with advice on gas safety.

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This recent case of carbon monoxide poisoning highlights the importance of having a carbon monoxide alarm installed in your home.

The Buckinghamshire Examiner reported on June 10 in the article Narrow Escape for Gassed Family, that a family of two children and two adults were treated for carbon monoxide poisoning caused by a gas leak in their home. The emergency services, including a fire crew and paramedics, were called to their home as it was thought the gas leak was due to a faulty boiler.

James Keating-Wilkes, from South Bucks Ambulance Service, told the Buckinghamshire Examiner that:

“The paramedics called the GP and checked the patients who were suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning due to a faulty boiler. A gas man had been out to look at the boiler, and fire crews ventilated the property.”

Renowned for their Lewisham emergency plumbers, Plumber 24 Hours provide qualified plumbers, electricians and oil engineers among other services. The company also specialise in gas safety and, concerned with this recent news story, a spokesperson offered advice on gas safety:

“This recent case of carbon monoxide poisoning highlights the importance of having a carbon monoxide alarm installed in your home. The alarm can detect even the smallest amounts of carbon monoxide allowing you to take the appropriate action.

However, a carbon monoxide alarm is no substitute for having all gas appliances regularly checked and maintained by a Gas Safe Registered engineer. This will help ensure that all appliances are working correctly and reduce the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Being aware of the symptoms could also further help to reduce the risk of serious carbon monoxide poisoning. If you notice symptoms such as nausea, headaches and dizziness when you are at home, this could signal a warning sign.”

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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