Although many of us rely on gas to heat our homes and water, we may not be entirely conscious of gas safety. When you consider that many gas household appliances involve a naked flame and a direct connection to gas, gas safety is something we should take more seriously. As gas and heating experts, we at RWM Plumbing and Gas can conduct gas safety checks. This is a great way to make sure that your gas appliances are safe and fit for purpose. As a result, we have produced this guide to gas safety checks.
What is a gas safety check?
First of all, what is a gas safety check? Well, a gas safety check is a test for your appliances to ensure that they are maintained and working as they should be. Appliances like fires, boilers, wood burners and cookers can emit carbon monoxide when they are not up to scratch. This can be fatal if left unchecked. Not to mention the amount of gas and money they will be wasting, and the costs in terms of repair that will be necessary. As a result, a gas safety check can not only help you save money, but can also save your life.
Details of the test
So during a gas safety check, how exactly will the appliances be tested? Well, a registered and professional engineer will test your gas fires, boiler, cookers, wood burners and other gas appliances. The ventilation routes will be checked to make sure they are clear, as blockages can be potentially dangerous. The pressure levels will also be tested as well as the burning efficiency. Furthermore, the gas engineer will also check for any gas leaks around your appliances and the home and produce a detailed report about the gas safety checks.
For more information or advice, get in touch with the experts today, here at RWM Plumbing and Gas.