The boiler can be one of the most dangerous pieces of equipment in your home. It’s therefore crucial that whenever a new boiler is installed, or services and repairs are carried out, it is done so by Gas Safety registered boiler installers.
If a boiler is wrongly installed or poorly serviced, there’s the risk of gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide leaks are one of the most common boiler faults and it kills and hospitalises dozens of people every year. It’s odourless and colourless, making it almost impossible to detect.
Remember, if you rent your home, the landlord must ensure gas appliances are well maintained and serviced every 12 months. This should be done by Gas Safety boiler installers and you should receive a record of the checks.
By ensuring your gas appliances are serviced by registered boiler installers, you are securing your home’s safety. To make sure your boiler is correctly fitted or repaired, just follow these three steps.
- Make sure any work carried out is done by Gas safety boiler installers
- All Gas Safety boilers installers have ID cards, which you should check before any work takes place
- Have regular services on your gas appliances so a fault is spotted early. Every 12 months is a good idea for gas boiler