Carbon Monoxide Testing Melbourne
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a dangerous gas, which cannot be seen or smelt and is responsible for thousands of preventable injuries and deaths each year in Melbourne. Carbon monoxide is known as the “silent killer” due to it being colourless and odourless at levels that are toxic.
It is produced through the incomplete combustion of solid, liquid and gaseous fuels. Appliances that burn these forms of fuel are potential sources of carbon monoxide emissions.
Failure to detect and address carbon monoxide leaks in your home may lead to temporary, mild flu-like symptoms of headache, nausea, vomiting and sleepiness.
More serious levels can result in difficulty breathing for both you and your family. In the worst cases, it leads to brain damage or death. Carbon monoxide testing must be done by professionals due to it being a dangerous gas.
What is carbon monoxide?
Carbon monoxide is a potentially deadly, colourless, odourless gas that is produced anytime an organic material is burnt. This could include wood, coal, oil and gas or any other organic matter.
When such material is burnt, the chemical reaction of combustion will not be complete and some of the fuel will react with oxygen to produce carbon dioxide while some unburnt fuel and by-products escape as poisonous carbon monoxide. Such incomplete burning usually happens in confined areas such as a room or building and oftentimes without our detection.
If you inhale carbon monoxide it will bind to the haemoglobin in your blood and this prevents oxygen from being carried throughout your body effectively causing you to suffocate.
Symptoms of carbon monoxide exposure
- Loss of mental clarity and collapse
Carbon monoxide can cause serious organ damage or death in extreme cases.
This is the reason why it is imperative to have your appliances tested for leaks regularly.
How can you prevent carbon monoxide poisoning?
Carbon monoxide detectors and alarms should be installed in all homes, garages and caravans and tested regularly.
It is equally important to ensure appliances such as fireplaces, ovens, heaters and generators are serviced professionally every year.
Professional carbon monoxide testing is needed to ensure that appliances are operating correctly and that adequate ventilation or exhaust is being provided.Testing should be conducted by a licensed gasfitter, building inspector, HVAC technician or other qualified individuals familiar with the specific appliance.
Professional carbon monoxide testing should be conducted at least once a year. This is an important step and can protect you and your family from carbon monoxide exposure.
Signs your heater needs to be serviced
- Yellow flames flickers
- Burning smell or change to the odour of your gas supply
- Moderate to severe gas shut off
- Toxic carbon monoxide fumes are being released into your home
Reliable and affordable carbon monoxide testing services in Melbourne
Carbon monoxide testing in Melbourne should be done every year, preferably during spring or fall when you go through your annual furnace checkup.
This ensures that your installation is working properly and that your family's exposure to the gas will be minimised, and ideally eliminated altogether.
Supreme Duct Cleaning's technicians check for carbon dioxide leaks that can be caused by the malfunction of your heater or by burned-out flues.
We are open 24/7 to provide the services that you need. Our reliable and affordable carbon monoxide testing services are available for residential and commercial properties to avail.
We guarantee to check for all possible leaks to ensure that you and your family are not exposed to this toxic gas.
Contact us now to request a free estimate for our services. We will analyse the CO levels in your property, check if your heater is working properly, and give you recommendations on how you can keep your home safe from any risks when it comes to carbon monoxide.
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