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Smoke, Heat and Carbon Monoxide Detection

Smoke detector, detectors needed for smoke head and carbon monoxide A carbon monoxide detector or CO detector is a device that detects the presence the gas in order to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. CO is a colourless and odourless compound produced by incomplete combustion. It is often referred to as the "silent killer" because it is virtually undetectable without using detection technology.

Elevated levels of CO can be dangerous to humans and pets depending on the amount present and length of exposure. Smaller concentrations can be harmful over longer periods of time, while large concentrations can be lethal within a very short space of time.

CO detectors are designed to measure CO levels over time and sound an alarm before dangerous levels of CO accumulate in an environment, giving people adequate warning to safely ventilate the area or evacuate.

The building regulations require that all properties built after June 1992 must have a mains operated inter-connected smoke alarms fitted on every level of the property.

Older properties do not have to comply, but landlords are well advised to provide at least battery operated smoke alarms in the property.

Call Mark on 077­66 262 140 or email mark@pearsonbcs.co.uk
for advice on devices available to detect the presence of carbon monoxide

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