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CO Alarms – your life depends on them. If you haven’t got one please do so before the burning season starts.

Hodgsons Chimney Sweeps Supply and install carbon monoxide alarms

Carbon Monoxide Alarm

Hodgsons Chimney Sweeps supply and install Carbon Monoxide Alarms

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If you have a solid fuel appliance (i.e. woodburner, open fire etc) fitted now your installer must fit for you a Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarm. If your installer didn’t, you don’t have one or the one you have is broken then you really must fit one. Carbon Monoxide is known as the silent killer. Don’t become a statistic.

Where can you buy one?

Boots, B&Q, Homebase, Supermarket etc or we can supply and fit you a good quality carbon monoxide alarm at the time of chimney sweeping.

Hodgsons Chimney Sweeps follow the hetas protocol for installing Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Hetas sheet

Where should you fit one?

A. on the ceiling at least 300mm from any wall or, if it is located on a wall, as high up as possible (above any doors and windows) but not within 150mm of the ceiling; and between 1m and 3m horizontally”

Carbon monoxide alarms

Where a new or replacement solid fuel appliance is installed in a dwelling, a carbon monoxide alarm should be provided in the room where the appliance is located.

Carbon Monoxide alarms should comply with BS EN 50291-1:2010 and be powered by a battery designed to operate for the working life of the alarm. The alarm should incorporate a warning device to alert users when the working life of the alarm is due to pass. Mains-powered BS EN 50291 Type A carbon monoxide alarms with xed wiring (not plug-in types) may be used as alternative applications provided they are fitted with a sensor failure warning device.

2.36 The carbon monoxide alarm should be located in the same room as the appliance: on the ceiling at least 300mm from any wall or, if it is located on a wall, as high up as possible (above any doors and windows) but not within 150mm of the ceiling; and between 1m and 3m horizontally from the appliance.

Note: Further guidance on the installation of carbon monoxide alarms is available in BS EN 50292:2013 and from manufacturers’ instructions. Provision of an alarm should not be regarded as a substitute for correct installation and regular servicing.

The regulations require private rented sector landlords, from 1 October 2015, to have:

  • At least one smoke alarm installed on every storey of their rental property which is used as living accommodation,

  • A carbon monoxide alarm in any room used as living accommodation where solid fuel is used – after that, the landlord must make sure the alarms are in working order at the start of each new tenancy.

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