Emergency Plumber Responds to New Carbon Monoxide Scare

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The specialists at Emergency Plumber have commented on the news that two men are recovering from carbon monoxide poisoning following an incident in Slinfold on the morning of Sunday 7th April.

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A spokesperson claimed that “poisonous carbon monoxide is produced when fuel does not burn properly.”

It has been reported in the West Sussex Gazette that fire fighters attended the home in Guildford Road at around 9.15a.m. when the two men were rushed to hospital. Following the event, West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service were quick to issue warnings, stating that heating and cooking appliances fuelled by substances such as smokeless fuels, oils and gas can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning if not installed properly or regularly maintained. A spokesperson claimed that “poisonous carbon monoxide is produced when fuel does not burn properly.”

Best known for their London emergency plumbers, the team at Emergency Plumber also offer a number of gas specialists. Regularly campaigning for the awareness of gas safety in the home, the specialists were naturally concerned by the news, with one representative prompted to offer the following advice.

“The two men involved in this incident are fortunate that their conditions were not worse. Because carbon monoxide is odourless and tasteless, it is known as the silent killer, and in certain cases can be fatal within minutes.

“One of the most important things to remember is to ensure there is enough ventilation for your gas appliances to allow them to burn properly. Make sure that any air vents are not blocked that provide an air supply to the gas appliance. For this reason, if you do suspect a leak, fresh air is vital- open doors and windows and get yourself and your family out of the house as soon as possible. Finally, remember to get all gas appliances checked at least once a year by a fully qualified Gas Safe Registered engineer.”

The team at Emergency Plumber continue to provide regular gas safety advice.

Emergency plumber is an agency run by Martin Smith. With 18 years’ experience in the industry, his aim is to provide fast and efficient emergency plumbing engineers 24/7. The company operates within a wide range of areas in the UK including London, Plymouth, Reading, Coventry, Bolton and Newcastle. With a database of over 300 emergency plumbers, the firm is currently the fastest growing plumbing company in the UK. Customers can also contact the team for information and advice on gas related problems.

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