Gas Safety Check in Newcastle and The North East
Any gas appliance in your home has the potential to produce carbon monoxide, this occurs when an appliances doesn’t burn as it should. These dangerous situations happen when an appliance has been poorly installed, maintained or vents and chimneys have been blocked or damaged.
This is why it is so important to have your gas appliances checked regularly.
What is a Gas Safety Check or LGSR?
A Gas Safety Check, also known as LGSR or CP12 is a test of your gas appliances to ensure they’re safe to continue to operate. These checks should only be carried out by a gas safe registered engineer.
A Gas Safety Check ensures the appliance:
- Is fitted in a suitable location and has adequate ventilation.
- Is stable, secure and connected to the gas supply properly.
- Is properly set and adjust is necessary to ensure it burns correctly.
- All safety devices are working correctly.
- Any flues, chimneys and air vents are operating correctly.
Other checks of the gas installation can also be done and are requires as part of a Landlord Gas Safety Check (LGSR):
- Gas tightness test to ensure there are no gas leaks.
- Visually check any visible pipework for signs of corrosion or damage.
What Are The Risks Of Unsafe Gas Appliances?
Unsafe gas appliances can cause two main risks if not addressed quickly enough:
- Carbon monoxide poisoning- Carbon monoxide has no odour and is completely tasteless. This highly poisonous gas is produced when burning gas, a normally functioning gas appliance will ensure this gas is vented to the atmosphere completely safely. A poorly maintained gas appliance may have damaged seals or corrosion on the flue allowing CO to enter your home, a gas safety check will highlight any issues before this happens.
- Gas leaks- A gas leak can cause fire or even an explosion, if you smell gas you should call the emergency gas service immediately. As part of the Gas Safety Check, the engineer can do a gas tightness test to test for gas leaks and visually inspect the gas pipework.
Is Your Gas Safety Check Due?
Landlord Gas Safety Checks And Your Responsibilities
As a landlord, you have an ethical and legal responsibility to your tenants to ensure any gas boilers, gas cookers, gas fires or gas hobs in your rental properties operate safely. Having a Gas Safe registered engineer issue a Gas Safety Certificate ensures you’re doing all you can to ensure the safety of your tenants and property.
At The Boiler Co North East we have worked with many landlords and are committed to working with landlords to fulfill their obligations and to swiftly solve any issues that may arise. We’re experienced, registered engineers, trained to service, repair, install and complete landlord gas safety certificates.
Find out our competitive rates and also add a full boiler service for only £30 extra.
Where can I find a qualified gas engineer to conduct my landlord gas safety check?
A qualified gas engineer must be a part of the competent persons scheme which, when any work relates to gas, is called The Gas Safe Register.
This ensures the person has passed all the required tests and knows how to complete your gas safety certificate and spot and potentially fatal safety concerns.
As a member of the scheme they are able to guarantee and certify their work and notify building regulations of any new installations.
The Boiler Co North East is part of the scheme (reg no:). This means that we are able to carry out and certify any natural gas and LPG boiler service we complete in Newcastle and the North East.
Is Your Gas Safety Check Due?
Gas Safety Check Not Due Yet?
If your LGSR isn’t quite due yet, why don’t you trust us to send you a timely reminder to get booked in?
Simply get in touch and let us know when your boiler service is due and we will do the rest.