Mother of two Jade Ullrich from Newquay knows only too well the importance of being aware of potential gas dangers. After moving into a new property, Jade, like many other gas consumers, did not find out if the gas appliances had been safety checked. Jade was pregnant at the time and for around a year she and her family suffered from carbon monoxide poisoning caused by a poorly maintained gas appliance.
“I feel extremely lucky that my family and I are alive. When we moved in the gas boiler had not been serviced in 18 months but I was completely unaware of the dangers this posed.
Jade continues: "It was only after we all started to suffer from extreme dizziness, tiredness and sickness that I thought something could be wrong. I called out a registered engineer who condemned the boiler immediately.”
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