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CO Alert: Keep Everyone Safe in Your Home

Carbon monoxide (CO) is called ‘the silent killer’ because it’s odourless and tasteless, and you can’t see it.

There are potential carbon monoxide sources in the home that you might not even realise.

CO can be produced by anything that burns some type of fuel. This includes unvented fuel-burning space heaters, a gas, oil or wood-burning fireplace, the furnace or any other appliance. CO can build up in your home from a clogged or blocked chimney opening or an improperly installed or faulty appliance.

If carbon monoxide is present in your home it can have severe effects on your body.  CO replaces the oxygen in your blood, resulting in the potential development of flu-like symptoms and headaches. It’s accumulative and over time, builds up in your body causing dizziness, fatigue and difficulty thinking. CO poisoning can be fatal.

What can you do to protect your family?

Installing carbon monoxide alarms are very important. There are plug in or battery-operated units. Since carbon monoxide moves freely in the air, they should be as near as possible to sleeping areas in the home.

To work properly, the alarm unit must not be blocked by furniture or furnishings.

Ensure you have fuel-burning appliances installed by a professional and serviced annually.

We can continue to clean your home

Thank you for the trust you place in us to safely clean your home. Latest government guidelines clearly state “Where it is necessary for you to work in other people’s homes – for example, for nannies, cleaners or tradespeople – you can do so" We are happy to offer our customers a safe and effective service following our HomeSafe procedures.