In this two-minute read, we look at how you can keep your home and family safe as the weather turns colder.
The awareness article is timed to get you thinking about and checking your boiler and gas appliances before the winter sets in and the importance of having their gas appliances serviced every year.
Here’s a question for you – When was the last time you had your boiler and gas appliances checked? If it’s been over 12 months, you need to act now and get them checked by a qualified Gas Safe registered plumber/engineer.
As the dangers of poorly maintained gas appliances, which can lead to gas leaks, fires, and carbon monoxide poisoning. All of which can kill.
Here are four simple steps you can do to keep you and your family gas safe.
- Have your gas appliances checked every 12 months
- Verify that any plumber/engineer you employ is Gas Safe registered (previously called CORGI). Gas Safe engineers work to a set standard and are tested regularly.
- Check your engineer’s Gas Safe ID card. Any engineer worthy of employing will have no issue showing you this, and you can verify it online with the Gas Safe Register.
- 4) Install smoke alarms to each floor of your property plus an audible carbon monoxide alarm and test them regularly – these are a potential lifesaver.
When it comes to anything gas related in your home, it’s always wise to think ‘if in doubt get it checked out’.
How gas safe is Chorley and Leyland?
The Gas Safe Register website has a local map that shows all the dangerous gas appliances that have been found in Chorley & Leyland. To check it out type in your postcode in the link, visit https://www.staygassafe.co.uk/
The demand for gas safety and heating engineers surges in October and November as boilers and heaters start firing up after the summer lull.
So, with that in mind, book your home’s appointment early with a Gas Safe registered engineer in advance and beat the rush and possible delays.
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Thanks for reading and stay safe.