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Published on 03 Oct 2022

Danger of fire and CO poisoning!

Statistics show that the majority of domestic fires traditionally take place in October! The cause: heating.
During this autumn season, we are all looking for cheaper alternatives to oil, natural gas or electricity. In order to cope with the first frosts, let's avoid setting the house on fire.

Is the fixed heating system (coal or wood stove, open fire, gas convector, boiler, etc.) well maintained and connected to a chimney in good condition? Keep an eye on the chimney to make sure it is well drawn.
But before you light the boiler again, how about a little warmth with a small portable device?  Beware: paraffin or alcohol stoves and butane heaters are not without danger. When they burn, they produce CO and, as they are not connected to a chimney, this gas spreads throughout the room. CO is an odourless and colourless killer.

Don't set your home on fire! Caution: mobile appliances are easily knocked over, moved and placed too close to combustible materials. So beware of the cold, the absent-minded, children and animals. 
Filling up tanks with highly flammable liquids or replacing a butane bottle is not something you should do in a hurry or in a hurry.
Read our advice again and warm up with the knowledge you need.

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