Why have a gas safety check?
Faulty or poorly maintained gas appliances, such as boilers and gas hobs, can have disastrous and deadly consequences.
It is recommended by the Gas Safe authority that a gas safety check is carried out on a annual basis, and that work on any gas appliance is only done by a registered gas safe engineer. Most noteworthy is that it is the law for landlords to have an annual gas safe certificate.
Details provided by the Gas Safe authority state that 5.5 million Brits fail to get an annual gas safety check, which could be putting their health and finances at risk. There were 67,000 gas emergency call outs last year (2015) in the UK, and 1 in 6 gas appliances were found to be unsafe out of the 142,000 homes inspected in the past 5 years.
Furthermore details provided by the NHS state that over 40 deaths, 300 injuries and over 200 admitted to hospital last year due to suspect carbon monoxide poisoning.
Important for landlords: In 1996 the government passed a law that requires all landlords who rent either part or all of a property, to have all household gas appliances and pipes checked every 12 months with a landlord gas safe certificate. Contact us for further details or to book an urgent gas certificate.
What to expect?
It’s always worth checking what a gas certificate entails. Our service reflects our dedication to gas safety, we provide a full and comprehensive service to ensure the gas safety a property and those living within it. Below is an example of what tasks our gas engineers may perform, this may differ depending on the property and central heating system.
During a gas safety check our engineers:
- Check appliance for gas tightness
- Check standing and working pressures if test points are available
- Investigate any evidence of unsafe operation and report to the person responsible
- Check burner pressure/gas rate against manufacturers guidelines
- Check for satisfactory provision of all necessary ventilation
- Test flue flow to ensure removal of products of combustion
- Check satisfactory operation of all the flame failure devices
- Check for physical stability, presence and effectiveness of stability brackets (where appropriate)
Gas Safe Registration Number 11304
What will it cost?
A gas certificate will cost £100+ VAT
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Why use Heppelthwaite
Your local family run plumbing and heating company since 1948
Having undertake thousands of gas safe certificates for homeowners, landlords and commercial properties, our customers benefit from a comprehensive gas certificate service to ensure homes and businesses are 100% gas safe. Furthermore, as gas safety is so important our customers are provided a free of charge gas certificate reminder service prior to the gas certificate expiry date. Finally, customers also benefit from a 10% discount if booking online or £30 off when combined with a boiler service.
We provide fixed and transparent pricing. We invoice after the work is complete for your own peace of mind
All our professional engineers are gas safe registered, experienced and receive ongoing training
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