CARBON MONOXIDE - THE SILENT KILLER

Energy Safe Victoria has urged all Victorian families to have their Gas Heaters Serviced & Tested at least every 2 years to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.

Elecmen test for carbon monoxide leaks on space heaters, wall furnaces, ducted central heaters, gas water heaters, stove tops & ovens and decorative log fires throughout the Goulburn Valley area.

Carbon Monoxide leaks are caused by gas heaters that:

  • Have not been regularly serviced / maintained.
  • Faulty gas heating units
  • Gas heater parts needing repair or replacement
  • Are older style units that do not completely burn the gas it uses

If your gas heater has any of the following signs it may indicate that you are in urgent need of Carbon Monoxide Testing as a leak may exist in your heating unit:

  • Discoloration or soot on or around the heating unit
  • A yellow flame from the burners
  • Heating unit extinguishes a short time after running for no known reason
  • Signs of debris around the flue pipe
  • Damaged or missing cowl at the top of the flue pipe

Signs you or your family may be at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning:

  • Tiredness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Mild or severe headaches
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Weakness and sleepiness

In extreme cases Carbon Monoxide Poisoning can lead to loss of consciousness, confusion & Death.

Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odourless, colourless gas that can be fatal.  When consumed it reduces your blood’s ability to carry oxygen through the body, causing rapid harm to vital organs through oxygen starvation. But its easy to protect your family from this silent killer. 

Call Elecmen  on 1300 353 263 to arrange an inspection.

 For the fully tax deductable cost of $99 inc GST per inspection, Elecmen will;

  • Inspect for any signs or systems of a leak and test with a Carbon Monoxide tester.
  • Isolate any faulty equipment and liase with landlord or property manager for repair.
  • Advise and quote for any equipment that requires cleaning.
  • Programmed repeat inspections every 2 years taking the hassle and responsibility away from you.

Call Elecmen on 1300 353 263 to arrange an inspection.