Gas is an integral part of many homes throughout the East Midlands, so it’s troubling that so many gas appliances go unmonitored for years, putting human life at risk. Synergy Plumbing Services can help with Gas Safety Checks.

Many people assume that they will know when there is a problem with gas appliances. It’s true that there is often evidence of an odour, but that is not always true. Sometimes, in the case of carbon monoxide for example, there is no odour at all. Carbon monoxide poison is more common that most people realise and therefore it is important to have the gas appliances in your home checked annually by a Gas Safe Registered service. If you are a landlord, you are required to have these safety checks for your tenants by law. If you need advice on any of these issues, please get in touch.

What is a Gas Safety Check?

There is difference between a safety check and a general service. With a Gas Safety Check we test the gas installation for leaks, check all visible pipework is secure and to British standards, check flues, gas emissions, pressures and safety controls. On a Services we clean the appliance, check flues, gas emissions, pressures and safety controls. We’ll also check for any signs of leaks, so that they can be repaired before any damage occurs.

What is an Appliance Service?

An appliance service is a bit different. This generally includes all of the standard checks that a safety check has, but with a little more detail. The service specialist will perform an analysis of the exhaust gases that are coming from the appliance to ensure that the gas is being burned safely. They also check to see if the device is being maintained in accordance with the law, in need of repair, or if the appliance requires replacement altogether.

What is a Gas Installation Safety Check?

Installation of any gas product is not as easy as plugging it into the wall, like with a standard electric appliance. The pipework is checked during a Gas Installation Safety Check to insure that all is installed properly and the pipework is tested to account for any possible leaks too.

All three of these checks are important. Annual Gas Safety Checks ensure that you and your home is as safe as possible. For help with any of these services, trust Synergy Plumbing Services. We are the plumbers in Loughborough, Shepshed, Hathern, and Belton that do more than just pipes and drains.

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