We Fix Now Respond to Carbon Monoxide Alarm Law

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The experts at We Fix Now have responded to news that Scottish homes will be required to have carbon monoxide alarms fitted when a gas appliance is installed.

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The new law will be implemented from October 2013, with alarms having to be installed when heaters, boilers, cookers and fires are fitted in houses, care homes and hotels.

The BBC has reported, in the article ‘Carbon Monoxide Alarm Law Toughened’ published on August 6, that the new law will be implemented from October 2013, with alarms having to be installed when heaters, boilers, cookers and fires are fitted in homes, care homes and hotels.

According to the BBC, 50 people die from carbon monoxide poisoning each year in the UK. Carbon monoxide can leak from gas appliances which are poorly maintained or working incorrectly, and with the gas being odourless, tasteless and colourless it can be difficult to detect. Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning can be similar to illnesses such as food poisoning and flu, with symptoms including headaches, dizziness and nausea.

Renowned for their plumbers in Wembley, the experts at We Fix Now follow news in the industry closely and were interested in this recent news. Providing qualified engineers who are able to sort problems with gas, the firm are dedicated to ensuring homes are aware of gas safety. A representative from the company offered advice:

"It is encouraging that a law has been put in place to install carbon monoxide alarms in Scotland as it highlights the importance of having an alarm fitted. Although this law is not implemented in all locations, installing a carbon monoxide alarm in homes is important as it can help detect carbon monoxide."

"However, installing an alarm is no substitute for having all gas appliances regularly maintained and serviced by a Gas Safe Registered engineer, such as the ones provided by We Fix Now, to ensure appliances are working correctly."

We Fix Now is a London-based company providing emergency plumbers and electricians throughout the M25 and surrounding counties. Renowned for their fast and effective service, the firm also specialise in unblocking drains, fixing central heating and boilers and sorting problems with gas. With a strong focus on customer service, We Fix Now prides itself on providing fully qualified and experienced engineers day and night, every day of the year.

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Lucy Jones
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