Santa Says Some Gas Appliances are Unsafe

Santa Says Some Gas Appliances are Unsafe

It’s just a few weeks now until Santa fills up his sleigh and delivers all the Christmas presents. It is also a time for warnings: Gas Safe Register has identified that 1 in every 6 gas appliances are unsafe and will put families (and Santa) at risk over Christmas.

Santa Says Some Gas Appliances are Unsafe

Christmas is a time of year when most unsafe gas appliances are found in UK homes, with one in every six cookers, boilers and gas fires that the fire service investigates being found to be unsafe and carrying a risk of gas leaks, fires, explosions or deadly carbon monoxide poisoning.

Jonathan Samuel, chief executive of Gas Safe Register, said: “Christmas is a special time of the year and families will get together and relax at home. However, Christmas can also go wrong if gas appliances are unsafe. Our data shows that December is the month where unsafe gas appliances are often found. We would urge families to make sure that they have an annual gas safety check before Christmas so they can enjoy the festivities with peace of mind.”

To keep your gas appliances safe this Christmas, check out the video with Santa’s top gas safety tips:

Gas Safety Guidance

Only ever employ qualified Gas Safe registered plumbers for gas work in your home. You will be able to find or check engineers by calling the Gas Safe Register on 0800 408 5500. Always ask if you can see your gas engineer’s ID card and “Trust the Triangle”. Should you think there may be a gas leak, or you suspect CO (carbon monoxide) has leaked call the 24-hour national gas emergency number for free immediately: 0800 111 999.

L&W Heating and Plumbing Services

A gas safety check is always recommended every year by a reputable Gas Safe registered plumber.  For all your heating and plumbing needs: from fixing a leaky tap to a brand-new shower, we can help: call L&W Heating and Plumbing today on a local number below:-

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