Keeping Gas Safe in a Dangerous World

“Life is like a box of chocolates you never know which one you’re gonna get.” Forrest Gump’s immortal line from the classic 1994 film succinctly expresses the unpredictable nature of life. From the unexpected joys of life to the sudden tragedies there are just some things in life that you can’t prepare for. But when it comes to keeping your home gas safe then this is definitely something that is in your power.

You may be asking yourself what it means to be gas safe and why is it so important? In the last year carbon monoxide deaths have trebled. Notably carbon monoxide is often referred to as ‘the silent killer’ a very apt name as the gas is colourless, tasteless and invisible to the naked eye. Not only is the invisible nature of this gas threatening but its non-specific symptoms such as headaches and drowsiness can also be related to the flu making it difficult to diagnose for the unsuspecting homeowner. In addition to this Carbon Monoxide is lighter than air it is absorbed into the bloodstream faster, this means that symptoms get worse quickly.

As the biggest domestic killer it is ironic that something so insidious can lurk in our assumedly safe home surroundings. When it comes to the culprits that induce carbon monoxide, these are mainly down to faulty gas appliances such as gas boilers and gas cookers. In order to keep your home gas safe it is necessary to maintain them with regular gas safety checks. Here at Fitting a Cooker you can ensure that our gas cooker service is carried out by certified industry professionals. Our qualified engineers are all accredited with the Gas Safe board. Our engineers will check for any gas leaks which can lead to Carbon monoxide poisoning. The connection to the gas supply will also be checked to make sure that it is secure.

Life may be like a box of chocolates, but by being gas safe you’ll know exactly what you’re going to get.


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