Danger from fire and poisonous gases go hand in hand with combustion systems; Poorly managed flues and chimneys are no exception to this. A badly maintained appliance, incorrectly installed or using the wrong fuel can dramatically increase the risk of your appliance producing dangerous carbon monoxide.
What are the dangers of a poorly managed flue or chimney?
- Chimney fire leading to house fire
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
What are the early symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning?
These are just a few of the possible symptoms associated with carbon monoxide poisoning and unfortunately a lot of these are similar to ailments associated with flu,viral infections,tiredness or fatigue.
What can I do to prevent these dangers?
The very first thing we can recommend is download the HETAS advice sheet on carbon monoxide. It provides a great deal advice and tips on ensuring your safety.
You will read in the ‘Protect yourself from carbon monoxide’ section the top bullet points mention having your appliance installed by a registered competent installer and maintained regularly. Chimneycure are experts and registered in both of these areas.
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