Check Your Oven is Gas Safe this Christmas

Check Your Oven is Gas Safe this Christmas

Now that Lockdown 2 has ended are you planning your Christmas Day meal? Then check your oven is gas safe this Christmas! This Christmas, we’d like to remind you that you should get all your gas appliances checked over by a qualified Gas Safe registered engineer every year. Then you can have peace of mind that everything is running safely and efficiently for your Christmas roast.

Check Your Oven is Safe this Christmas

Unsafe gas appliances can be at risk of gas leaks, fires and even explosions. They can also cause deadly carbon monoxide poisoning. You should not ever attempt to work on a gas appliance yourself: always ask a qualified Gas Safe registered engineer to do your annual safety check to ensure gas appliances are safe.

Know the Signs of a Dangerous Gas Appliance

The signs to look out for, which mean a gas appliance might be unsafe are:

  • burning with a lazy yellow flame
  • the pilot light often goes out
  • there is increased condensation inside your windows
  • you find black marks near or on the appliance

Steps to Staying Gas Safe

  • Only ever use a qualified, Gas Safe registered engineer
  • Check out both the front and the back of your engineer’s Gas Safe Register card to ensure they are qualified to work on your specific gas appliances
  • Get every gas appliance serviced and safety checked regularly – at least once per year

Know the signs of CO poisoning;

  • Breathlessness
  • Collapse
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Nausea

Check appliances for any of the warning signs above which mean they’re unsafe

Fit carbon monoxide alarms in every room containing a gas appliance

L&W Heating and Plumbing Services

A gas safety check is recommended to be done every year by a reputable Gas Safe registered plumber or heating engineer.  Whatever your plumbing and heating requirements: from fixing leaking taps to installing a brand-new water-saving shower, L&W Heating and Plumbing can help.

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