As your landlord, we have a legal obligation to inspect and service your boiler annually. We will also check smoke alarms are working properly and if you don’t already have one and need one, we will install a Carbon Monoxide (CO) detector whilst we are there.
Unsafe gas appliances and flues can produce CO. This is a very poisonous gas that can cause long-term health problems and even death.
Warning signs that you may have a Carbon Monoxide leak can include:
- Yellow or orange flames on your appliance, rather than a crisp blue.
- Your pilot light is frequently blowing out.
- Dark or yellowish staining on/around appliances.
- Stale smelling air or the smell of exhaust fumes.
The main symptoms of Carbon Monoxide poisoning are very similar to flu, food poisoning or a virus. That’s why you should also note if:
- Your symptoms only occur when you are at home, and seem to disappear when you leave home.
- Other people or pets in your household are experiencing similar symptoms, at a similar time.
- What to do if you suspect Carbon Monoxide poisoning.
- Open doors and windows, turn off gas appliances and leave the house.
- Seek medical attention.
Call us as soon as possible on 0115 9166066 option 1.
How to avoid Carbon Monoxide poisoning:
Make sure you’re at home for your annual gas safety check. If you miss your appointment, call us on 0115 916 6066 option 1 as soon as possible.
- Our engineer will check that your Carbon Monoxide alarm is working correctly. If not, they will report the fault. If you don’t have one they will install one (only if there is a gas boiler in the property). They will also check your fire and smoke alarms at the same time.
- Regularly check the ‘test’ button on your Carbon Monoxide alarm.
- Most residents recognise how important it is that we carry out these annual gas safety checks as your boiler could have a dangerous gas or Carbon Monoxide leak that you may not be aware of. Please don’t put your life and your home at risk, make an appointment for a gas safety check when our contractors or staff have attempted to contact you about this.
In January, we appointed Rachel Severns as a temporary DTO to assist with the installation with CO Detectors. We plan to have them installed in every property that needs them by the end of March.