Mother hospitalised last week due to a massive carbon monoxide leak.
Sharpe Gas Technicians were called to property in Adelaide after a mother was found by her daughter lying unconscious in their living room. The mother had to be hospitalised with severe Carbon Monoxide poisoning.
Our technicians determined the culprit to be a faulty gas heater flue. An unlicensed gas-fitter had installed a flue that was both an incorrect type and far too small. This allowed rust to form inside, resulting in a number of blockages.
Airflow restrictions like this are a primary cause of carbon monoxide production. Natural Gas in the wrong hands can be highly dangerous.
Any gas work should be conducted by a Licensed Gas Technician.
Always use a Licensed Gas Technician
Choosing a Gas Repair company that is a member of Master Plumbers of South Australia is a vital decision, ensuring that you receive the highest level of service. If a Gas Tech does not have a Master Plumbers accreditation, then they should not get your money. Using an unlicensed Gas technician is extremely unsafe, more so, deadly!