Taking Care Of Your Gas Appliances

Risks Of Unsafe Gas Appliances

In order to be fully gas safe in your home, you will need to be mindful of the potentially dangerous consequences of poorly maintained gas appliances. Read our article now about the risks of unsafe gas appliances.

Risks Of Unsafe Gas Appliances

Unsafe Gas Appliances – Gas leaks

You can get gas leaks from faulty appliances and your pipework. While gas is not poisonous; leaks can build up and cause fires or explosions. To help you detect gas, a distinctive odorant is added – you will usually briefly smell it when you turn on a gas hob. If you can smell gas, immediately take action and call 0800 111 999.

If there are signs of damage or corrosion (such as rust or a  green discolouration) on any of your gas pipework or if you suspect a gas leak, contact a Gas Safe registered engineer such as L&W Heating and Plumbing immediately to get it checked it out. The check must involve a tightness test, so you ensure no gas is leaking as well as a visual inspection to check that the installation is in good condition and safe.

Unsafe Gas Appliances – Fires and explosions

Gas is highly combustible. Appliances that are safe burn gas in a controlled way to help heat your home and cook food. If gas leaks from a faulty appliance, it can quickly spread, and there is a risk that it will accidentally ignite and cause an explosion or fire.

Unsafe Gas Appliances – Carbon monoxide poisoning

Carbon monoxide poisoning is a potentially deadly consequence of poorly maintained or unsafe gas appliances in your home. CO gas kills in minutes, silently.

Unsafe Gas Appliances – What to do in an emergency

If you can smell gas or suspect someone has carbon monoxide poisoning then take action immediately and call 0800 111 999.

L&W Heating and Plumbing

Remember that the best way to stay safe from the risks of gas is to make sure that all your gas appliances are regularly serviced once a year. Call on one of our local numbers below.

Newton Le Willows Plumbers 01925 394260
Warrington Plumbers 01925 394260

Wigan Plumbers 01942 417220
St Helens Plumbers 01744 776140

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