Ages ago I wrote a post about Carbon Monoxide. Carbon Monoxide can commonly come in to the home via a faulty gas powered appliance, such as your boiler or kitchen hobs. The huge problem with CO is it is invisible, tasteless and invisible. The only way to detect it is with a Carbon Monoxide alarm, and that is the point of this post. I Have been offered a CO-9X FireAngel Carbon Monoxide alarm by Corgi Homeplan to give away to one of my readers as part of Carbon monoxide awareness week which ends today. For tips and advice on Carbon Monoxide safety please read here.
As it happens this is exactly the alarm I have. It’s easy to use and set up, the hardest part was drilling a hole for a screw to hang it on my kitchen wall. In the box was a very good instruction leaflet, and I remember clearly it gave highly specific instructions of where to place the alarm to ensure it would work. We test the battery by pressing the button, and it makes one heck of a piercingly loud beep. You test the CO detection by placing the alarm in to “test mode” and holding a match you’ve just blown out up to the sensor. In the smoke from the match there will be a tiny trace of CO and the alarm should go off.
Just like normal fire alarms, this little piece of plastic could save the lives of your family. If you don’t win one you can buy them in several shops (including Argos, B&Q and ScrewFix) for around £15-£35 depending on the brand and model.
Terms : Entry is via RaffleCopter widget above only and winning entries will be checked. There is one mandatory entry, which is answering a relevant question. The competition is open to over 18’s in the UK and runs from now (22/11) until 23:59 on 28/11. One entry per person and no cash alternative. The prize is being provided directly by Corgi Homeplan, so I will pass on the winners address to Corgi Homeplan to mail you the prize. Good luck.