Carbon Monoxide is known as the silent killer, as it is a tasteless, odourless and colourless gas. The only way you can detect carbon monoxide in your home is if you have a detector installed. A professionally installed detector will warn residents about potential carbon monoxide poisoning; similarly, smoke detectors warn you about any fires.

This article will explain the importance of carbon monoxide, along with elements you should know about carbon monoxide detectors.

The Functionality of a Carbon Monoxide Detector

If there is a poisonous gas leak in your property, a carbon monoxide detector will provide you with an early warning so you can vacate the premises. Getting fresh air into your lungs is paramount if your carbon monoxide detector starts beeping.

A carbon monoxide detector provides you with more time to get out of your property and alert professionals to address a potential carbon monoxide leak.

Causes of Carbon Monoxide Leaks

Carbon monoxide poisoning can occur when fuels do not burn fully. Many households burn fuel such as oil, gas, coal and even wood in different household appliances including, boilers, cookers, water heaters, open fires, central heating systems and gas fires.

Leaks can occur when any of the above household appliances are not installed correctly, through poor maintenance or insufficient ventilation. Other causes of carbon monoxide poisoning include blocked chimneys, unventilated space, paint fumes or faulty car exhausts.

Effects of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

If you are exposed to carbon monoxide for a prolonged period of time, you may experience severe complications, including heart problems, brain damage or even death in extreme cases. Other effects of carbon monoxide poisoning include chest pains, breathlessness and loss of consciousness.

As you can see, carbon monoxide can be deadly, which is why installing a carbon monoxide detector is so important. It is important to maintain and service your appliances and ensure that you are seeking professional and qualified engineers to install and service your appliances.

How Somerset Electrical Company Can Help

With over 35 years of experience serving customers in Somerset and surrounding areas, we can work on your residential property with precision, care and professionalism. Our engineers are fully qualified to the highest standards and are ready to start working with you. One of our services includes the installation of carbon monoxide detectors.

If you have any questions, you can contact our team today, and we can discuss your requirements.