How Safe Is Your Postcode Area?

How Safe Is Your Postcode Area

There are just a few weeks now until Santa sets off in his sleigh and to deliver your Christmas presents. It is also time for a Yuletide warning, as Gas Safe Register has identified that as many as to 1 in 6 gas appliances in the home are unsafe, putting you and your family (and Santa Claus!) at risk. A new tool lets you see how safe is your postcode area is when it comes to gas safety.

How Safe Is Your Postcode Area?  

By visiting the website, you can check your postcode area to see how gas safe it. Here are the figures for some areas around Warrington:

  • Central Warrington – 162 Unsafe Appliances Reported
  • Newton Le Willows –  198 Unsafe Appliances Reported
  • Widnes – 517 Unsafe Appliances Reported
  • Culcheth – 303 Unsafe Appliances Reported
  • Runcorn – 519 Unsafe Appliances Reported

You can easily look up your own postcode area to see how your risk compares to that elsewhere in the region.

Why are Gas Safety Checks Important?

The best way to stay safe is by having an annual gas safety check. It is a quick process that is comparable to having an MOT on your car. If you rent your home, then your landlord is responsible for checking all the appliances they provide annually and giving you a copy of the gas safety record. You are responsible for having appliances you own checked. Gas is incredibly useful, but it can also be deadly. Badly fitted or poorly maintained appliances can cause:

  • Gas Leaks
  • Fires
  • Explosions
  • Carbon Monoxide (CO) poisoning

LW Heating and Plumbing

A gas safety check is recommended every year by a reputable Gas Safe registered plumber.  Whatever your heating and plumbing needs: from fixing a leaking tap to a brand-new water saving shower, we can help: call LW Heating and Plumbing today for more information.

Newton Le Willows Central Heating Engineers 01925 394260
Wigan Central Heating Engineers 01942 417220
Warrington Central Heating Engineers 01925 394260
St Helens Central Heating Engineers 01744 776140

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