Since the schools started back after the summer break, it really feels like summer is over! And this morning I put my heating on for the first time (mainly because Ella is going bareback while we master potty training, and it’s just too cold for that!).
Gas safety is so important, but I feel it is more so with kids in the house. Ella has just discovered the gas knobs on our cooker, and I’m forever going in to check she hasn’t turned them on! And this is the time that issues with boilers usually become apparent, after the heating has (hopefully!) remained off over the summer months. If you do need an engineer to come out and check over or repair your boiler, Corgi have released this article for Gas Safety Week (14th to 20th September) to highlight what you need to look out for to ensure your own gas safety.
Carbon monoxide is definitely a silent killer. It’s horrific when you hear stories of individuals or families being the victims of carbon monoxide poisoning. And it could easily be prevented by having a carbon monoxide detector within the home. We’ve had ours for a good while now (and luckily it has yet to make a sound), and it’s great to have that assurance that we’d be alerted to higher levels of carbon monoxide if they were present.
If you don’t have a carbon monoxide detector, then you definitely need to enter my competition to win one!