Gas safe is about your safety
A tag ‘gas safe’ you should achieve for your premises is more than just complying with the law. Indeed, gas safe is about your safety. As well as about the safety of your neighbors, for which you can also be held accountable in case you neglect proper installation, repair, and maintenance of any gas-powered appliances you have got in your home.
Safety from gas leaks and explosions
The first risk that using gas appliances may involve is a risk of gas leaks and explosions. Both are incredibly dangerous to your health and property in general. Moreover, it endangers the safety of your neighbours and even occasional passers-by. And their property, of course.
When do these risks arise? Well, in general, there are three common factors here:
Safety from CO poisoning
The second risk that using gas appliances may involve is a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. While not affecting your neighbours and passers-by, carbon monoxide may be fatal to you and your family members. But, yes, do not be fooled by our ranking CO poisoning second in this post. Because, according to statistics, it is the most common safety issue when speaking about gas safety.
The factors that endanger your CO-related safety are quite the same as we mentioned in the previous chapter. However, blocked fuels and vents are also to blame. That is why you should not neglect to provide your gas appliances and your fuels and vents with regular maintenance. And that is why you should make sure that an engineer who you hire for installation, repair, or maintenance of your gas boiler, stove, or any other appliance of this kind is a Gas Safe engineer.
Besides, once you install a gas appliance, need you to install a carbon monoxide detector and run gas safety checks regularly. After all, do not forget gas safe is about your safety.
For any gas works, you can count on us. Give us a call to arrange a visit of our Gas Safe engineer to install, service, or repair your gas appliance.
LE Company team