Carbon Monoxide Testing

Carbon Monoxide Testing

Carbon Monoxide Testing

Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless, and toxic gas that can be produced by burning fossil fuels such as natural gas, propane, oil, wood, and charcoal. A carbon monoxide leak can be dangerous and even fatal if not detected and addressed in a timely manner. How do you know if you have a carbon monoxide leak?

  1. Symptoms of CO poisoning: If you or anyone in your home is experiencing symptoms of CO poisoning, such as headache, nausea, dizziness, shortness of breath, chest pain, and confusion, it may be a sign of a CO leak.
  2. Yellow or orange flame on gas appliances: If you notice a yellow or orange flame on your gas appliances, it may be a sign that they are not burning properly and producing CO.
  3. Soot or staining around appliances: If you notice soot or staining around your gas appliances, it may be a sign of a CO leak.
  4. Rising levels of CO: If you have a CO detector in your home, be sure to check its readings and if the levels of CO are rising, it may be a sign of a leak.

If you suspect a CO leak, it is important to take immediate action and arrange for Plan B Plumbing to carry out Carbon Monoxide Testing. You should also open windows and doors to ventilate the area, turn off any gas appliances and leave the house immediately.

Gas heaters can produce dangerous levels of carbon monoxide when dust or dirt builds up, ducts become blocked or the combustion process does not properly occur.

Safety checks of gas appliances, fixtures and installations at least every 2 years keep occupants safe from carbon monoxide leaks and ensure landlords and property managers are fulfilling their obligations. From March 2021, changes to the Residential Tenancies Act in Victoria make these checks mandatory. Carbon Monoxide Detection can be carried out by one of our professional and experienced plumbers.

The efficient team at Plan B Plumbing carry out Carbon Monoxide Testing to all of the appliances in your home that could be a potential source of carbon monoxide. These may include:

  • Gas or kerosene heaters
  • Gas-fuelled appliances or space heaters
  • Gas ranges and stoves
  • Gas or wood-burning fireplaces
  • Any fireplaces lacking ventilation

When inhaled in large amounts, carbon monoxide can be fatal. In order to prevent any harm from coming to yourself or anyone else sharing your space, it is vital that you bring in a professional to test the carbon monoxide levels in your home or office and arrange for Carbon Monoxide Detection.

We offer water carbon monoxide detection throughout Oakleigh South, Oakleigh, Oakleigh East, Glen Iris, Bentleigh, Chadstone and the South East Melbourne area. Contact Plan B Plumbing today for a free quote.

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Carbon Monoxide Testing

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If gas heaters and appliances go untested, deadly Carbon Monoxide leaks can cause significant harm to residents, and, in some cases, death. To protect both the resident and the property, the REIV recommends testing of gas appliances every two years.

Plan B Plumbing are licenced gas experts. We specialise in carbon monoxide testing and compliance reports and service homeowners, landlords, tenants and businesses. Our service is designed to ensure your safety.

Due to the fact that CO gas is an odourless, colourless toxic gas, any time you have a gas heater operating close to people, a simple unseen fault in the heater can pose a real risk to human life.  Examining & inspecting the levels of CO gas in your home or business is vital for good health.

Start today by getting a Plan B Plumbing to come to your home with to service your gas heater and test for carbon monoxide. Detection and testing are the key elements in preventing carbon monoxide poisoning.

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