Homeowners urged to check their boilers in gas safety week

If gas appliances are fitted poorly, there could be a gas leak, a fire, an explosion and even carbon monoxide poisoning.

This could be any gas appliance, from a boiler to a cooker. And all of the above are life threatening.

Carbon monoxide is a particular worry, as you can’t see or smell it. Because of this 50 people were killed in Britain in the last year and around 4,000 more hospitalised.

By ensuring that your gas appliances are properly installed, you’re protecting your home from future problems.

Always follow these tips to keep you and your family safe.

  • Only Gas Safe registered engineers can work on your gas line
  • Make sure you check the engineer’s Gas Safe Register ID card
  • Keep your gas appliances up-to-date with regular checks and an annual service
  • Install a carbon monoxide alarm to keep you safe.

The Gas Safety Register has been going round the country, ensuring that people are aware of the common gas problems associated with boilers and other appliances. They’ve been giving out advice on how to keep your home safe.

Remember that only Gas Safe registered engineers are trained to fit gas appliances, despite the fact that they’re readily accessible.

To promote gas safety, the Register is working with B&Q and Comet to raise awareness of the dangers of gas.

As part of the scheme, workshops have been set up in stores around the country.

Even properly installed boilers can leak carbon monoxide near the end of their lives. So, why not have a new boiler installed to reduce your bills and keep your home safe.

Plus, new boilers are much more energy efficient. You’ll reduce your carbon footprint on the world and be heating your home effectively.

If you’re thinking of having a new boiler installed why not fill in our free boiler quote form and we’ll send you up to three FREE quotes for your new boiler from local, vetted companies.


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