Gas Boiler Service – Safety First

Posted on 10th December, 2014 | Posted by admin

Safety First

There are plenty of reasons why you shouldn’t skip your annual gas boiler service. Ensuring you have your gas boiler serviced regularly will prolong its life, save you money on your heating bills, and reduce the risk of costly, inconvenient breakdowns. One of the most important reasons to make sure you book your gas boiler service, however, is the issue of boiler safety.

Is gas central heating safe?

Gas central heating is one of the safest ways to heat your home. However, if something goes wrong, the ramifications could be lethal. Problems are rare but they do happen, and the best way to avoid those problems is making sure you organise an annual gas boiler service. During a gas boiler service, our highly skilled and qualified engineers will conduct thorough safety checks, and spot any problems that may be developing within your boiler. These problems could be small and essentially harmless, but very occasionally they could contribute to a carbon monoxide leak.

What is carbon monoxide?

Carbon monoxide is an odourless, colourless, tasteless gas. It’s a product of the incomplete combustion of carbon ­based fuels, and when inhaled above a certain concentration it can be lethal.

What is carbon monoxide poisoning?

Carbon monoxide poisoning can cause illness, permanent damage and even death. Because it is undetectable without a carbon monoxide alarm, people can be exposed to the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning for weeks.

How can I prevent carbon monoxide poisoning?

Carbon monoxide poisoning can be prevented by installing an alarm at the correct distance from your gas boiler. However, prevention is better than cure – poorly installed or maintained gas appliances are far, far more likely to cause a carbon monoxide leak.

The law says that landlords must organise a gas boiler service and safety check for their properties, along with servicing and checking any other gas appliances, once a year. As a homeowner you do not have the same legal obligation, but its worth remembering that there is a reason why landlords do.

When you book a gas boiler service with Gas Services, we will make sure that we do all we can to ensure your boiler is in excellent shape – and most importantly, that its safe to use. No engineer can guarantee that an annual gas boiler service and safety check will absolutely, 100% guarantee you against carbon monoxide leaks – but booking your gas boiler service with Gas Services will ensure that the job is being carried out to the very highest of standards, giving you the peace of mind of knowing you’ve done all you can to keep your appliances safe to use.

Only a trained RGI (Registered Gas Installer) should be performing a gas boiler service. Don’t put your life in the hands of cowboys – book your gas boiler service with Gas Services.