How does a CO tester work?
A CO tester is a plastic box which most people find very useless, but can save lives if you don’t ignore the reason why it is there. Martin Smith who is an emergency plumber explains that it is very important to know more on what the CO testing device does and how it works. The CO tester is a very clever device with a white pad or gel within the box that changes colour due to a chemical reaction. The device detects the change and then sends out an alarm letting us humans know that there is a CO leak within the house.
Does a CO test require mains electric or batteries to operate the device?
Depending on which manufacturer has built the device will determine on how the device is built and what power operate the CO testing device needs. Some people think that having a battery within the device is the better option, where others think that having the CO detector device connected to the mains electric is better and more longer lasting. What if there is a power failure or a fuse has gone in line with the detecter? In the opinion of Martin Smith an emergency plumber explains, “Due to the economy we live in and the financial side with the added complications the detect is best with a proven battery that will last up to 5 years. If you could afford an electrician also then it would be better having the device connected to the mains electric, also where a light would come on if either the battery or the mains electric was to fail”.
What if both the mains electric and the battery was to fail on a CO tester?
There is a possibility where both could go and there is some kind of faulty CO tester device. To be honest, even if we save 90% of deaths to the amount of people dying due to Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, then we have made an achievement until somebody decides or finds a way to make a clever CO tester device. It would be very helpful if it was a reasonable budget so that the economy can afford to build this device and that everyone can afford one.
What is the CO testing device for?
The CO tester detects Carbone Monoxide but where does this Carbon Monoxide Poisoning come from? Carbon Monoxide comes from burning of fuel, wood, oil, gas and any other type of fossil fuels. If the appliance is fitting properly and has no type of default then there will be no carbon monoxide leak. If there is an area where the CO can escape, then this is where an attack of carbon monoxide poisoning comes from which will attack the blood cells that take in oxygen within the human body. If you are looking for someone who knows more about CO, then it is always good to ask an experienced gas engineer and not an emergency plumber that has no backgrounds with CO gases.
If you are looking for a emergency gas plumber but don’t know where to look, then give Martin a call on the above number and will do our best to assist you.