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Carbon monoxide (CO)

Carbon monoxide (CO) is known as the 'silent killer' as it is colourless and odourless.  It can come from faulty appliances powered by any fuel such as gas, solid fuel and oil fuels.

Carbon monoxide can be produced when an appliance has been incorrectly fitted, badly repaired or poorly maintained. It can also occur if flues, chimneys or vents are blocked.

CO alarms detect the presence of this poisonous gas.

We fit a CO alarm in our tenants' homes with an open flue or chimney. If you are concerned and don’t have a CO alarm please contact the our repairs team on 01453 766321 or email

If your alarm is not working, please contact us and we'll arrange a repair for you.