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One of the leading causes of carbon monoxide related poisoning and death is the burning of wood or charcoal inside the home.
The SHOUT project, campaigning to raise awareness of carbon monoxide poisoning, says almost 50% of people renting a private property in the UK have not had an alarm installed by their landlord.
Get your appliances serviced annually by an OFTEC registered technician to ensure maximum efficiency and make sure the appliance is not leaking carbon monoxide.
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Common sources of carbon monoxide include home appliances such as geysers, dryers, and refrigerators and areas that lack proper ventilation such as garages.
4 A carbon monoxide alarm should be fitted on every floor of your home - ideally in all the bedrooms - and in every room with a fuel-burning appliance or a flue, even if it's concealed.
When you get a new carbon monoxide alarm, fit it according to the installation guide - it should be 1m-3m from the fuel-burning appliance, for example.
Campaigns spokesman Lawrence Slade said: "Carbon monoxide can kill without any warning.
Although the cause of the problem in Sutton is not yet established, it is not unusual for people to suffer from carbon monoxide poisoning.
It's estimated that more than 4,000 people in the UK attend A&E departments each year because of carbon monoxide poisoning, with at least 40 dying from it.
Northern Gas Network emergency officer Andy Goodfellow said: "Northern Gas Networks is raising awareness about the dangers of carbon monoxide - a poisonous, odourless and colourless gas which kills about 50 people each year in the UK.