Boiler Safety: What You Should Be Doing

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Most modern boilers are usually safe to use, however, it’s important that you ensure that yours is safe and free from damage to ensure that your home and family aren’t at risk from any danger. If left unattended, damaged boilers can omit poisonous gases such as carbon monoxide that can be very harmful and even lead to death, meaning that it’s really important that you boiler is regularly monitored to make sure nothing is wrong.

Carbon monoxide alarms
May boiler and gas suppliers in Melbourne will sell at peak season discount rates, and it’s worth investing in one in order to protect yourself and your family in the event of any damage to your boiler. Because you can’t see or smell carbon monoxide, it’s usually left a long while before it is detected, and you and your family could become very ill in the meantime from carbon monoxide poisoning. A carbon monoxide alarm will ensure that any omissions of this poisonous gas are detected immediately, and you’ll be able to arrange for any boiler repairs and make sure that you are your family are checked for any damage it may have done to your bodies.

Regular check ups
Most gas supplier will offer a regular checking service, and it’s a really good idea to take advantage of this, even if you do have to pay for it. Regular checks of your boiler by a qualified plumber or technician will ensure that it’s properly maintained, and that any problems with it are fixed immediately. You’ll also be able to rest assured that your boiler doesn’t have any issues that you’ll need to pay to repair, so investing in regular checks and maintenance of your boiler could also save you money in the long run.

Be careful
Never leave anything heavy on your boiler, or do anything to it that you’re not sure about. Boilers should always be treated with care, and it’s important to make sure that it’s installed in a place where it’s at low risk from any damage. If you have children, it’s especially important that you keep your boiler in a locked boiler cupboard, or have it installed high enough that they can’t reach it. If you boiler is in reach of children, they could damage it – causing costs incurred for you to fix it, or even damage to themselves or your property. Speak to a plumber or your energy company about boiler safety measures if you’re unsure.