What is Carbon Monoxide?
Carbon monoxide is a dangerous and sometimes deadly gas that is a byproduct of the burning process in gas appliances. With a properly flued heater or secure ventilation and fittings in any gas appliance, normally you won’t have to worry about carbon monoxide.
Made up of one part carbon and one part oxygen, carbon monoxide, or CO, is actually pretty harmless in most instances. For example, CO is safe when you have a campfire as there’s plenty of oxygen to balance out the carbon particles. But when you’re in a confined space the balance is disrupted and your body may begin to suffer the side effects.
However, like most things, protection and detection is the best form of defence!
Whether it is in the form of a carbon monoxide detector or Jim’s Plumbing gas fitters, there are ways to scope out health hazards before it’s too late.
Our staff are fully licensed and experienced gas fitters with over 15 years of company experience in gas leak detection. Using the best equipment we will ensure your home is safe.
With 24/7 emergency attendance, no additional fees after hours and the same fixed prices at all times, our aim is to provide the best service possible.
So if you are worried about your gas appliances, call Jim’s Plumbing to book a local, qualified gas fitter.
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 are anything but the common cold. Carbon monoxide poisoning will rear its ugly head at any time and you will likely notice a steady decline.
The most common 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 inside your body will impact oxygen flow. Prolonged or high level exposure can lead to death.
This is why you must make sure any symptoms are seen to right away. And if in doubt calling a gas fitting professional from Jim’s Plumbing Trust us when we say it’s better to be safe than sorry for a call out.
We will perform a carbon monoxide test to ensure the levels in your home are correct. And if anything is wrong will be able to perform same day repairs to ensure your gas heating, gas appliances and flues are safe and sound.
Carbon Monoxide Detector
The greatest danger of carbon monoxide is how undetectable it is, at least to the human eye – or nose. Unlike natural gas which has an added chemical to create a distinctive odour, carbon monoxide is colourless and odourless.
So even if your gas heater or flue has sprung a leak, chances are you won’t realise straight away. Unless you’re prepared.
A carbon monoxide detector is one of the simplest ways to protect your home or work. Much like a smoke detector, it reacts to increased CO levels in the air.
When you have a gas appliance installed, Jim’s Plumbing will speak to you about the installation of a detector as well. Or if you are currently interested in having a carbon monoxide detector installed, call us now.
Not only can we perform our own carbon monoxide testing, 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 faulty operating.
It’s the best way to protect your family and property.
Interest Free Gas Appliance Servicing
As part of our gas appliance servicing and carbon monoxide testing, Jim’s Plumbing is also happy to offer customers a range of interest free payment plans**. This can take the stress out of paying for the costs associated with this work. Available to most customers, they require no deposit and we can approve you for a payment plan in minutes, so it’s not a worry.
We can have your gas appliances tested and serviced, without burning a hole in your pocket. Don’t let money be the reason you jeopardise the health of your family household.
If you have any questions regarding carbon monoxide testing or wish to book one of our experts, don’t hesitate in contacting Jim’s Plumbing today.
Carbon Monoxide Testing Service Areas
Carbon Monoxide Testing Adelaide
Jim’s Plumbing operates throughout all of Adelaide’s metropolitan and surrounds. 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 callouts with the hour* which is especially beneficial when carbon monoxide or gas leaks are involved.
Our Adelaide 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 open and honest CO testing you will be able to see our services in person and understand why the Jim’s brand is one of the most reliable in Adelaide. We will make sure your home is 100 per cent safe, and can not only check your flue, but also gas pipework.
All carbon monoxide services come with no additional after hours fees. As a result you can always be confident about the fixed prices you pay.
So no matter your suburb, Jim’s Plumbing Adelaide 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 an Adelaide gas fitter on the road.
Carbon Monoxide Testing Perth
You can find Jim’s Plumbing all over Perth waiting for your call. Even though we’re always on the go, there’s always a qualified Perth gas fitter to be found.
Your gas heater is arguably the most important appliance to look after. Not only does it require an annual service to keep it performing at top speed, 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 Jim’s Plumbing for your annual gas appliance servicing. Our Perth technicians can undertake an annual carbon monoxide test, protecting your home and loved ones.
Carbon Monoxide Testing Melbourne
Any owner of a gas heater or appliance will know that carbon monoxide testing in Melbourne 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 gas could prove to be incredibly disastrous.
Jim’s Plumbing 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 Jim’s will be there as the sun rises, or after sunset, if you need us.
Same day repairs can be completed thanks to an array of equipment jam packed in our vans. 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 health side effects and even long lasting health concerns.
Don’t allow your vents or flue to go unmaintained or become damaged. Contact Jim’s Plumbing Brisbane for a carbon monoxide test or gas heater and gas appliance repairs.
We service the entire Brisbane metro area, 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 Jim’s Plumbing 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 in Brisbane, you want fast service.
You can learn more about our services by calling our customer service team and booking in a licensed Brisbane gas fitter!