Stay Safe In Your Home

Stay Safe In Your Home All Year Round

We rely on gas appliances to heat our homes, provide us with hot water and often to cook our food. To make sure all your gas appliances are in good condition and safe, follow our top stay safe in your home tips. After all they’re not just for Christmas; they apply all year round.

Stay safe in your home all year round

  • Have all the gas appliances in your property checked annually for safety by a Gas Safe registered engineer. Ensure the engineer carries out a test of the tightness of the pipework to ensure gas is not leaking, and a visual inspection of the gas pipework should be completed.
  • Be sure to ask to see your engineer’s Gas Safe Register ID card – check both the front and back. The front confirms their registration and identity; the back confirms they can do the work you’ve asked of them.
  • Be aware of the symptoms of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning – these are headaches, dizziness, breathlessness, nausea, collapse and finally loss of consciousness.
  • Watch out for the warning signs that a gas appliance is not working properly –yellow flames, condensation and black stains. Remember gas appliances can be unsafe even if they do not display symptoms, so have them checked annually.
  • Buy a carbon monoxide alarm and install it near to your gas fire, the boiler or another appliance. Use gas appliances only for their intended purposes: for example, don’t use your cooker to heat a room.
  • Make sure there is sufficient ventilation for gas appliances and ensure air vents and chimneys are not blocked.
  • If you are a tenant in a rented property, then make sure that your landlord has provided you with a certificate to show an annual gas safety check has been done. This is required by law. 

L&W Heating and Plumbing

If you need a trustworthy, Gas Safe registered technician, call L&W Heating and Plumbing today 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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