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10 Tips to Protect Your Home this Gas Safety Week

Gas Safety

What is Gas Safety Week?
Launched in 2021, The Gas Safe Register introduced this annual event to raise awareness of the dangers of poorly maintained gas appliances; known to cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning. The Gas Safe initiative also looks to promote the importance of hiring a qualified engineer to service your gas appliances.

Why is Gas Safety Week Important?
Every year there are over three hundred gas-related incidents reported in the UK, the results of which can be fatal. In fact, last year, Statista reported that 26% of all carbon monoxide fatalities were a result of a faulty boiler. And with 77% of homes still using gas for heating in 2011, it’s never been more vital to check that your appliances are gas safe.

10 Ways to Keep Your Home Gas Safe

1) Check that your engineer is Gas Safe registered.

The Gas Safe register is an official list of businesses and engineers legally permitted to carry out gas work.
Checking that your engineer is registered is easy! All you need to do is search their license number on the Gas Safe register website. This number can be found on their engineer ID card.

2) Check both sides of your engineer’s Gas Safe ID card.

All Gas Safe registered engineers will carry their Gas Safe ID card when carrying out work. This card has information on the front and back. If your gas engineer cannot show you a valid ID, do not allow them to carry out work at your property.

3) Have your gas appliances serviced and safety checked each year.

As a landlord, you are obligated by law to undertake an annual gas safety check of your rental property. If you rent your home, ask for a copy of the landlord’s current Gas Safety Record, otherwise known as a CP12. If you are a homeowner, it is highly advised that you have your gas appliances checked annually to help prolong your devices’ life and keep your family safe.

4) Know the six signs of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.

Dizziness, nausea, tiredness, breathlessness, headaches and loss of consciousness are all signs of CO poisoning. Carbon monoxide is produced from fuels that do not burn fully. Sources in your home could be a boiler, gas fire, central heating, water heater, cooker or open fire.

5) Check gas appliances regularly for any warning signs.

Many people recognise warning signs that could indicate faulty appliances as; a lazy yellow flame, the pilot light going out, black marks or stains on or around the appliances and increased condensation inside windows.

6) Fit an audible carbon monoxide alarm and understand why it could be beeping.

If you live in a property with any gas appliances, you should have a carbon monoxide alarm in every room.

A common reason for your CO alarm to be beeping could be because of flat batteries. In this case, you can easily find this out by using the devices test button.

Should your device be beeping otherwise, it is recommended that you stay calm, increase ventilation in your property, turn off any fuel-burning appliance and call Gas Emergency Services on 0800 111 999.

7) Check that your home’s vents and chimneys are clear.

Vents are vital in ensuring gas appliances burn correctly; they should never be blocked by furniture, upholstery, or other household items. Likewise, chimneys should be cleaned and checked at least twice a year.

8) Use gas appliances only for their intended purpose.

Messing with appliances can be fatal. It may sound obvious, but appliances that run on gas should never be used for something they weren’t built for. For example, using a gas cooker to heat a room.

9) Book an annual boiler and appliance service.

It’s highly recommended that your boiler is serviced once a year. By scheduling this important appointment, you can be sure that your boiler is running safely and efficiently. Thankfully, Care Club can provide annual boiler services for free as part of a low monthly subscription. Or, for a one-off boiler service, you can book online via the Rightio website.

10) Spread the word!

Gas Safety Week is all about sharing information and educating ourselves. By shouting about gas safety, we can work together to protect our family, friends and peers. How can you get involved? There are plenty of excellent online materials on the Gas Safety Week website that you can read, watch and share!

 

Boiler Service

Book your comprehensive gas safe boiler service today and our engineers will carry out a full inspection of the appliance to check that it meets current safety regulations, test the pressure and ventilation, and tell you about any possible issues.

 

Book your boiler service

A boiler service can help spot issues before they become expensive repairs and can help protect your home from potential hazards such as carbon monoxide leaks. Keeping on top of things now can also mean you save money in the future and reduce your environmental impact. Our gas safe engineers are local to you can service your boiler today and help you avoid unnecessary breakdowns and hazards which can amount to costly repairs and replacements.

 

Why get a gas safe boiler service?

Avoid expensive breakdowns

Guarantee safety

Prevent leaking boilers

Maximise fuel efficiency and reduce bills

Ensure correct operation of controls

Check for carbon monoxide leaks

Check flue for exhaust leaks

Breakdown cover

Priority response for any breakdowns

Never spend money on expensive repairs again

All labour and parts included in your Care Plan

All brands covered, no age limit

Free annual service included every year

Peace-of-mind cover for £19.50 per month

 

Heating Services

Don’t let faulty heating give your family the cold shoulder. Our highly skilled and friendly Gas Safe engineers are local to you and cover all sorts of heating services, such as repairing faulty cylinders, broken gas fires, boilers not firing up and cold radiators to name but a few.

 

Heating Services That Cover Your Needs

Is your heating system giving you a frosty reception? Is you radiator giving you chills? Whatever your issue, whether it’s an emergency of just general maintenance, you’re sure to have it covered in one of our heating services. We can fix all sorts of problems including boiler breakdowns, leaking radiators and fixing gas leaks. We even do installations. If you’re looking to get something new installed or replaced, we can help you out. Our experts can install gas fires, cookers and radiators for your home.

Whether you’re a landlord or a homeowner we can cover your property, and with our competitive rates, you’ll be happy that you chose Rightio for the job.

No matter what your situation is, we’ve got you covered, and the process couldn’t be simpler. Request a booking today and one of our advisers will be in touch to confirm everything. Once your job is booked, one of our expert engineers will arrive and sort everything out for you.

 

Our Engineers

All of our engineers have at least 5 years’ experience and are fully qualified. All of our work is fully guaranteed so you can rest assured that you’re in safe hands. We have local experts near you so we can get to your home quickly and have things up and running before you know it. We provide an emergency service meaning we attend most of our jobs within 24 hours.

For more information on our heating services, take a look at what we can offer you below. Or you can call us on 0800 068 7287 and one of our advisers can help you out. If you already know what you need doing, feel free to fill in our booking form, and one of our consultants will confirm your appointment and send an engineer on their way to you.

 

Heating Installations

Our friendly and professional Gas Safe engineers are local to you and installers specialise in all sorts of heating installations, from cylinders, immersion heaters and radiators to gas appliances such as boilers and gas fires. Where necessary, we can also provide qualified electricians, should any adjustments to the electrical supply be needed. For bigger jobs and larger installations, we’ll even offer a free consultation and quote.

Our engineers can install:

Gas boilers

Cylinders

Immersion heaters

Radiators

Gas fires

Electric fires

 

Need a repair?

If you’re looking for someone to make a repair, not provide an installation? We can do that as well. Our engineers are fully qualified to handle all sorts of problems, whether it’s with your boiler, radiator or fire, our engineers are the right people for the job. For more on how we can help you, view our heating repair page.

 

Quality as standard

Our highly professional engineers are fully qualified, have a minimum of five years’ experience, are fully insured and pride themselves on the high quality of their work. They will guide you through the work they’re carrying out, discuss any installation options in full and always tidy up after themselves. Furthermore, all parts and labour come with a full guarantee for your complete peace of mind. Our engineers are near you so we can get to your home quickly and have things up and running before you know it.

 

Heating Repairs

Our friendly and professional engineers and plumbers are local to you specialise in all sorts of heating repairs, including central heating, boilers, and radiators fixes. Whether it’s a faulty cylinder or immersion heater, a leaking radiator or a gas fire that won’t start, we can mend it! Where necessary, we can also provide qualified electricians, should any adjustments to the electrical supply be needed.

Some of the problems we can fix include:

Broken elements

New cylinders

Control problems

Faulty thermostats

Boiler breakdowns

Radiator problems

Electric heater issues

Gas fire issues

 

Quality as standard

Our highly professional engineers and installers are fully qualified, have a minimum of five years’ experience, are fully insured and pride themselves on the high quality of their work. They will guide you through the work they’re carrying out, discuss any installation or repair options in full and always tidy up after themselves. Furthermore, all parts and labour come with a full guarantee for your complete peace of mind. Our engineers are near you so we can get to your home quickly and have things up and running before you know it.

 

Why Do You Need a Gas Appliance Service?

The main reason to get a gas appliance service is to ensure your appliance’s continued health, efficiency, and correct operation.

To add to this, a service can help:

Avoid expensive breakdowns

Ensure correct operation of controls

Maximise fuel efficiency

Check for carbon monoxide leaks

Guarantee the safety of the boiler

Ensure correct pressure

Check flue for exhaust leaks

Ensure safe ignition

Our friendly and professional engineers are local to you and will carry out a full inspection of the appliance to check that it meets current safety regulations, test the pressure and ventilation, and tell you about any possible issues.

 

Better Gas Safe than sorry!

The Gas Safe Register (formerly CORGI) is the official list of engineers who are qualified to work safely and legally on gas appliances. All our engineers are Gas Safe registered and always carry their ID cards. When you call us for any work in your house, you can rest assured that our fully qualified and accredited engineer will guarantee the appliance’s safety as standard.

 

Quality as standard

Our highly professional engineers and installers are fully qualified, have a minimum of five years’ experience, are fully insured and pride themselves on the high quality of their work. They guide you through the work they are carrying out, discuss any servicing or maintenance options in full and always tidy up after themselves. Furthermore, all parts and labour come with a full guarantee for your complete peace of mind. Our engineers are near you so we can get to your home quickly and have things up and running before you know it.

 

Why Do You Need a Gas Safety Certificate?

Landlords are legally obliged to get a CP12 every twelve months. Apart from the legal obligation, however, there are other benefits to getting a gas safety certificate.

These include:

Avoiding expensive breakdowns

Maximising fuel efficiency and reducing bills

Checking for carbon monoxide leaks

Guaranteeing the protection of the appliance

Ensuring correct pressure

Ensuring correct operation of controls

Ensuring secure ignition

 

Helping you meet your legal obligations with a gas safety certificate

A lot of landlords and letting agencies take advantage of our no hassle landlord certificate service. You can even choose to pass on your tenant’s contact details for us to check their availability. The starting fee for our CP12 covers checks on two appliances, and additional appliances can be checked once we are on site for a discounted fixed price. Remember: all of our checks are carried out by an experienced, qualified heating engineer.

 

Better Gas Safe than sorry!

The Gas Safe Register (formerly CORGI) is the official list of engineers who are qualified to work safely and legally on gas appliances. All our engineers are Gas Safe registered and always carry their ID cards. When you call us for any work in your house, you can rest assured that our fully qualified and accredited engineer will guarantee the appliance’s safety as standard.

 

Quality as standard

Our highly professional engineers and installers are fully qualified, have a minimum of five years’ experience, are fully insured and pride themselves on the high quality of their work. They guide you through the work they are carrying out, discuss any inspection options in full and always tidy up after themselves. Furthermore, all parts and labour come with a full guarantee for your complete peace of mind. Our engineers are near you so we can get to your home quickly and have things up and running before you know it.

 

Boiler Services

Are you a homeowner, not a landlord?

Do you need a boiler service?

Our engineers are local to you and can service your boiler as well.

For more about boiler services, view our boiler service page.

For more information on getting a gas safety certificate, or to book one of our experts today, call 0800 068 7287 now. Alternatively, you can fill in our booking form and one of our advisers will be in touch to confirm everything and send one of our experts over to you.

 

What is a Gas Safe Engineer?

The Gas Safe Register (formerly CORGI) is the official list of engineers who are qualified to work safely and legally on gas appliances. All our engineers are Gas Safe registered and always carry their ID cards. When you call us for any work in your house, you can rest assured that our fully qualified and accredited engineer will guarantee the appliance’s safety as standard.

 

Reasons to use a Gas Safe engineer:

The engineer is fully qualified to work legally with gas

They ensure the safety of your appliances

They are competent engineers

They always carry an ID card

 

Jobs we can do

Our experts are local to you and are able to handle anything you throw at them. If your boiler has broken down or if you’re in need of an installation, we can handle that. If you have an appliance in need of a service or need a CP12 for your property, our experts are able to do this for you. Whatever you need for your heating, our engineers can handle that for you and get the job done.

So, don’t delay, call 0800 068 7287 today.

 

Quality as standard

Our highly professional engineers and installers are fully qualified, have a minimum of five years’ experience, are fully insured and pride themselves on the high quality of their work. They guide you through the work they are carrying out, discuss any servicing or maintenance options in full and always tidy up after themselves. Furthermore, all parts and labour come with a full guarantee for your complete peace of mind. Our engineers are near you so we can get to your home quickly and have things up and running before you know it.

 

Commercial and tenanted properties

Are you a landlord who needs a qualified engineer for work at your tenanted property? Leave all the hassle and organisation to us; we can book your engineer, liaise with your tenants, and take care of everything for you today.

Our engineers also carry out servicing and safety checks at commercial properties, such as shops, restaurants, public houses, and offices, to name just a few.

To book one of our gas safe engineers today, call 0800 068 7287 now. Alternatively, you can fill in our booking form and one of our advisers will be in touch to confirm everything and send one of our experts over to you.

 

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