How to avoid dangerous gas appliances: Plumbers and Heating installers all over the United Kingdom are reporting that they are finding dangerous gas appliances in homes each and every month. So how can you avoid dangerous gas appliances?
Last year, a survey of heating engineers conducted by Project SHOUT found that a whopping 31% of engineers had come across dangerous boilers, fires, and cookers. On top of this, more than a third of engineers reported seeing badly fitted or poorly maintained appliances each and every week. Here’s how to stay safe at home.
Make sure your engineer is Gas Safe Registered
Simply put, unqualified engineers shouldn’t carry out any work on your gas appliances. Poor workmanship can lead to dangerous faults, and this can mean life and death for your household, so be prepared to pay for a professional service. Synergy Plumbing Services are competitively prices, and we are also Gas Safe Registered.
Get your boiler serviced regularly
It is important to make sure that your boiler is attended to regularly, as this can diagnose faults or even catch them before they take hold. Synergy Plumbing Services recommend that you should have your boiler services at least once every 12 months.
There is nothing more important than the air that you breathe, so make sure that your property is fitted with an adequate smoke and carbon monoxide detector. You can get great models that combine these features. Smoke detection is important for notifying occupants that there is a fire in progress. Carbon Monoxide detection is essential for preventing a silent killer, because without an alarm, you may never know that carbon monoxide is dominating the atmosphere. These types of alarms are best fitted by professionals that can confirm all is in order. Additionally, many alarms should be checked regularly to be sure that they are running smoothly. If you need advice on alarm installation or servicing, please talk to Synergy Plumbing Services.
When it comes to avoiding the dangers of gas appliances, there is no substitute for seeking the advice of a professional. Synergy Plumbing Services are your local tried and trusted team. We are Gas Safe registered, and we are well-reviewed on both Google and Facebook. We carry out a range of plumbing projects, large and small, including bathroom refurbishment and renovation, so don’t hastate to call if you live in Loughborough, Shepshed, Hathern, North Leicester, Kegworth, Quorn, and surrounding areas.