Our Gas Fitters Provide 24/7 Carbon Monoxide Testing
Regular monitoring of your home's open flue gas appliances is crucial to reduce the risk of carbon monoxide gas poisoning.
Luckily, Plumber Near Me has licensed gas fitters local to your area who can perform carbon monoxide testing, repairs and more.
What is Carbon Monoxide?
Carbon monoxide, also referred to as CO, is a gas that consists of one part carbon and one part oxygen – not to be confused with carbon dioxide which combines one part carbon with two parts oxygen. It is a by-product of the burning process in appliances such as gas space heaters and hot water systems, as well as outdoor fires. Carbon monoxide is a colourless, odourless and potentially lethal gas; one that is often referred to as a “silent killer” if it gets into the body in significant amounts.
The likelihood of experiencing the negative effects of a carbon monoxide leak will typically depend on the environment you’re in. For example, in an outdoor situation like a controlled campfire, you will have plenty of oxygen in the outdoor air to balance out the carbon particles. This will significantly reduce the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. But when you’re in an enclosed space, one with insufficient ventilation for your open-flued gas appliance, that balance becomes disrupted and your body may begin to experience the side effects.
As long as your heater is properly flued, or you secure ventilation and fittings in any gas-powered appliance, you won’t normally have to worry about carbon monoxide poisoning.
What is Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?
Carbon monoxide poisoning is hard to detect and difficult to diagnose. This is because the symptoms are often described as flu-like, or are blamed on a cold.
However, the side effects of carbon monoxide poisoning are nothing like the common cold. They can emerge at any time and you will likely notice a steady decline.
The most regular signs and symptoms of CO poisoning include:
- Dull headache
- Nausea or vomiting
- Shortness of breath
- Blurred vision
- Loss of consciousness
In the absolute worst-case scenario, the CO particles can affect the flow of oxygen throughout your body. Prolonged or high-level exposure can even lead to death.
This is why you must have any symptoms checked out by a doctor immediately. And, if in doubt, by calling a Plumber Near Me gas fitting professional. Trust us when we say it’s better to be safe than sorry for a call-out.
Like most things, however, protection and detection is the best form of defence against CO poisoning. We will have one of our licensed gas fitters perform a thorough carbon monoxide test to ensure the levels in your home are correct. If anything is wrong, they can perform same-day repairs to ensure your gas heating, gas appliances and flues are safe and sound.
Carbon Monoxide Detector
Unlike natural gas, which has an odourant added for easier detection, the greatest danger of carbon monoxide is how undetectable it is both to the human eye and nose. Gas space heaters and hot water systems can spring a CO leak, and you likely won’t know it until it’s too late.
Unless you’re prepared.
One of the easiest ways to protect your home is with a carbon monoxide detector, which is designed to react to increased CO levels in the air.
When you have a gas appliance installed, Plumber Near Me will also recommend installing a CO detector. Not only can we perform our own tests for carbon monoxide leaks, but we can also hardwire your own alarm for future safety. It will always be there in the background while you use a gas appliance and will promptly react to any operational faults that might lead to a spike in CO emissions.
It’s the best way to protect your family and property.
Interest Free** Carbon Monoxide Testing
As part of our gas appliance servicing and carbon monoxide testing, Plumber Near Me is also happy to offer customers a range of interest free** payment plans. This can take the stress out of the associated costs.
Choose a payment plan with one of our providers – Zip or Humm. Some plans even accept a $0 deposit, so you pay nothing upfront.
Your gas fitter can take you through the easy application process and approval usually takes only a few minutes.
We can then test and service your gas appliances, without burning a hole in your pocket, and in doing so reduce any health risks to your family.
If you have any questions regarding carbon monoxide testing or wish to book one of our experts, don’t hesitate in contacting Plumber Near Me today.
Carbon Monoxide Testing Adelaide
Plumber Near Me operates throughout the entirety of metropolitan Adelaide as well as surrounding regions. We provide fast and reliable service thanks to a core team of local gas fitters who are available 24/7.
This allows us to attend most premises within the hour* which is especially beneficial when carbon monoxide or gas leaks are involved.
Our local technicians can complete a thorough testing service on all gas heaters or gas appliances, including gas log fires, ducted heating or ovens and cooktops.
With comprehensive CO testing, you can see our services in person and understand why the Plumber Near Me brand is one of the most reliable in Adelaide. We will make sure your home is 100% safe, checking not only your flue but also any gas pipework.
Plumber Near Me will not charge you extra for carbon monoxide detection services required after hours, including weekends and public holidays. As a result, you can always be confident about the fixed prices you pay.
So no matter your suburb, Plumber Near Me will protect your home. If you want to know more about how we can help, call now. Our customer service team is always ready to take your call and there’s always a local gas fitter on the road.
Carbon Monoxide Testing Perth
You can find Plumber Near Me all over Perth waiting for your call. Even though we’re always on the go, there will always be a qualified local gas fitter near you.
Your gas heater is arguably the most important appliance to maintain. Not only does it require a yearly service to keep it performing at its best, but you want to avoid any nasty leaks.
Carbon monoxide actually loves to bind to your haemoglobin cells, impacting the flow of oxygen throughout your body. In fact, it has 210 times greater affinity than oxygen does, which means your body will quickly fill with CO.
That only leads to bad outcomes.
Call on Plumber Near Me for your annual gas appliance servicing. Our Perth technicians are able to provide annual carbon monoxide testing to protect your home and loved ones.
Carbon Monoxide Testing Melbourne
Any owner of a gas heater or appliance will know that carbon monoxide testing is essential. During those cold, miserable winters you want to be confident that your heating is fully up to scratch with no issues. Leaking CO or natural gas could prove to be incredibly disastrous.
Plumber Near Me Melbourne looks after all locals with fast, reliable and efficient gas appliance services. Expect the best when you call us.
Our technicians undergo regular training to remain up to date with the latest products and carbon monoxide detection equipment. This is so we will never miss a beat and put our customers in harm’s way. With dependable after-hours service, you can also rest assured that Plumber Near Me will be there as the sun rises, or even after sunset if you need us.
We can complete most repairs on the same day as our service vans are always stocked with essential parts and equipment. You can also make the most of our interest free** payment plans to keep in control of all your finances.
For all of your Melbourne gas fitting needs or concerns, you know who to call.
Carbon Monoxide Testing Brisbane
Without proper ventilation, CO levels will build up inside your home. This toxic pollution can have serious and long-lasting effects on your health.
Don’t allow your vents or flue to go unmaintained or become damaged. Contact Plumber Near Me Brisbane for a carbon monoxide test or repairs to your gas heater.
We service the entire CBD, surrounding suburbs and even Gold Coast further south. Our technicians are true locals and there is always someone ready to hit the road. The prompt service of Plumber Near Me means you can enjoy attendance within an hour* of your call.
And trust us, when it comes to a gas leak or carbon monoxide leak, you want fast service.
You can learn more about our services by calling our customer service team and booking a licensed, local gas fitter.