How often should I have my boiler serviced or a gas safety check in Walsall?
27th March 2015
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The simple answer is every year - Why ?

Well gas appliances that are not checked every year  could be potentially be dangerous and leaking carbon monoxide

 Your gas boiler, gas fire and gas cooker should be safety checked once a year and serviced regularly according to manufacturer’s instructions. These need to be carried out by a qualified gas safe engineer  

 What are the tell tale signs that your appliances may need servicing?

If you notice any of the warning signs below you should arrange for a Gas Safe registered engineer to service your appliance as soon as possible:

  • Your gas appliance is not working properly
  • Your appliance is burning with a lazy yellow flame instead of a crisp blue flame
  • You can see black marks or stains on or around  your gas appliances
  • The pilot light keeps going out
  • There is increased condensation in the room

What is a gas safety check?

A gas safety check involves a Gas Safe registered engineer inspecting your gas appliances. They will check the appliance is working correctly and will check the following four areas:

  • Gas appliances are on the right setting and burning correctly with the correct operating pressure
  • Harmful gases are being removed from the appliance safely to the air outside
  • That any ventilation routes are clear and working properly
  • All the safety devices are working

The check will identify any defects which require remedial work. You should have a gas safety check every year. Please remember that if you are a landlord then you are legally obliged to have a gas safety check each year 

What is a service?

Whilst a gas safety check assesses the basic safety of a gas appliance a service will consist of a full check of a gas appliance and the engineer is likely to take the appliance apart to inspect it. The engineer will assess the physical condition of the appliance, installation pipework, air vents and any flues for deterioration. They will carry out performance tests and take any necessary remedial action.

Another important consideration of having your appliances serviced regularly  is that could help them to operate at the maximum efficiency so helping you to potentially save money.

SP Taylor Plumbing and Gas are Gas Safe Registered engineers and are qualified to do Gas safety checks and also your gas appliances. Why not give them a call to get total peace of mind on 01922 474 313


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Alex M

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My name is Alex Murray. I am passionate about what goes on in and around Walsall. I hope you find my blog to be interesting and thought provoking. Please feel free to give me your feedback.

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