Carbon Monoxide Testing

Keeping You & Your Family Safe
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What is Carbon Monoxide?

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Carbon monoxide is a colourless and odourless gas. It occurs when the carbon in fuels doesn’t burn properly. Carbon monoxide emissions are more common during the winter months, especially when using any type of gas heater.

It doesn’t make a sound. You can’t see it or smell it. But while your gas heater is running, carbon monoxide could be spilling into your home.

As carbon monoxide is colourless and odourless, people may be unaware their gas appliances are omitting the toxic gas. It is a very harmful gas that can lead to serious consequences and even death.

Flamin Good Gas Services recommends installing a Carbon Monoxide Alarm, as a backup in between servicing.

To be sure your gas heater is safe, you should have it serviced at least once every two years.

Call Flamin Good Gas Service, your qualified gas fitter on 0421 993 135.

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How Do I Know/Warning Signs

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How to tell if carbon monoxide is making you sick-

If there are high levels of carbon monoxide in the air, the oxygen in your red blood cells are replaced with carbon monoxide. This can lead to serious brain damage or even death.

Some of the symptoms are similar to cold symptoms, common in winter. This can make it difficult for a doctor to diagnose that you are suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning.

If you notice any of the following symptoms, they could be caused by carbon monoxide leaking from your heater.

The signs to look out for are –
*Blurred vision
*Shortness of breath
*Headaches
*People and/or pets getting sick at the same time
*Feeling unwell only when using your gas heater at home.
*Confusion
*Loss of consciousness

If someone in your home is affected by carbon monoxide poisoning, it is very important to provide ventilation, ensure the affected person leaves the house immediately and receives fresh air. If symptoms are serious, please call contact emergency services for assistance.

Turn off all gas appliances if able, open windows and doors to let fresh air into the house.

Flamin Good Gas Services recommends installing a Carbon Monoxide Alarm, as a backup in between servicing.

Do not use your heater until you’ve had it checked. Call Flamin Good Gas Services, your qualified Gasfitter on 0421 993 135.

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