Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week, November 19 – 25

Carbon monoxide poisoning can kill – an alarm is essential.

Every year around 14 people in the UK die from carbon monoxide poisoning caused by gas appliances which have not been properly installed or maintained.

During Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week, November 19 – 25 the Shropshire Handyperson Service will be offering to supply and fit carbon monoxide alarms at a very competitive rate with a special offer for the first twenty customers to book their appointment.

Carbon monoxide, an odourless, tasteless gas can kill quickly and with no warning. Badly fitted or poorly maintained gas appliances can produce this highly poisonous gas – known as the Silent Killer. Even a small amount of carbon monoxide leaking into your living area can cause can cause serious long-term health problems such as brain damage.
It is essential to have all your gas appliances, including boilers, gas cookers and gas fires, safety checked annually by a Gas Safety registered contractor to help prevent your gas appliance from producing carbon monoxide.

A carbon monoxide alarm is simple to fit and requires only occasional battery testing and no further maintenance. Without an alarm you may not immediately realise that there is a leak in your home, the main symptoms to look out for are headaches, dizziness and confusion, irritability, nausea, breathlessness or collapse – ultimately carbon monoxide poisoning can cause loss of consciousness.

The Shropshire Handyperson Service has a commitment to helping people stay safely in their own homes and works closely throughout the county with Shropshire Council carrying out minor repairs  at a low cost of £15 +VAT per hour to a maximum of two hours.

To promote Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week 2012, Shropshire Handyperson Service  are offering twenty free carbon monoxide alarms with free fitting – worth £35 in total.

If you would like to arrange for a new carbon monoxide alarm to be fitted, please call the friendly Shropshire Handyperson  team at  Mears Shropshire Home Services on 01743 458 347. The first twenty callers to request a carbon monoxide alarm quoting ‘Awareness Week’ will receive their alarms completely free of charge.


Michael Michael

Severn Magazine and Love Shrewsbury Editor.

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