Beeps and bleeps are an ubiquitous part of our everyday lives. Whether we are outside or in, these sounds are almost constant and we have learned what each one signifies and how much importance we attach to it.
We’re not exaggerating when it comes to how many of these sounds there are; we actually tune a lot of them out. Let’s look at (and listen to!) an average person’s morning…
Woke up by alarm clock. Toothbrush reminds us it needs charging. Microwave pings. Text message. Postman rings doorbell. Set burglar alarm.
Ticket machine bleeps on the bus. Press bell to make bus stop. Wait for the beep to cross the road. ID card at work scanned. Computer’s various noises. Text messages. Self-service till in supermarket. More computer bleeps at work. Test smoke alarm. Phone runs out of battery.
Your brain effortlessly stores these up and we are definitely sure that there is room for one more bleep, one that could be the difference between life and death. That is the sound of your carbon monoxide detector. Do you know what sound yours makes? More importantly, do you know how to respond?
Familiarise yourself with the sound of your carbon monoxide alarm by using the test function on your CO detector. That sound means that CO is detected and you should:
Switch off gas appliances, open your doors and windows
Call the Gas Emergency Line on 0800 111 999
Get your appliances checked by a gas safe registered engineer
There are several different CO detectors available with different sounds and functions. You can buy a select range of these detectors from our website, which gives a detailed list of specifications as well as lots of sound advice on where to place them and how to avoid leaks of CO in the first place.
Our mission is to dramatically reduce the number of people suffering from the negative effects of carbon monoxide poisoning and the best way to achieve this is by making sure every home has a detector. Buy yours CO Detectors.