The Importance of a Letting Gas Safety Certificate

Posted on 15th April, 2016 | Posted by admin

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It is strongly recommended that homeowners make sure that their gas boilers and appliances are serviced and safety checked annually. Not only does this ensure as far as possible that your gas
appliances are safe to use, regular servicing makes sure they are working at maximum efficiency, saving you money on your heating and keeping your home warmer.

Gas boilers are safe to use, when they are well maintained by qualified and registered engineers.

However, problems can occasionally arise, and your annual service is where these problems can be spotted before they cause you or your family any harm.

Carbon monoxide is known as the ‘silent killer’, often causing illness and sometimes even death before the leak is discovered. A faulty gas boiler can leak carbon monoxide without anybody knowing until it is too late. You should always fit a carbon monoxide alarm, but these should never be relied upon in place of proper boiler maintenance.

It is clear why homeowners should make sure their annual gas boiler service is carried out – however, it is ultimately the choice of the person who’s name is on the lease.

However, if you rent out your property to someone else, it is your legal responsibility to ensure that any gas installations are operational, well­ maintained, and safe. If your tenants were to suffer illness or injury as a result of a faulty boiler with no letting gas safety certificate, you would be held responsible.

At Gas Services, we provide gas boiler services for landlords as well as homeowners and commercial clients. Our comprehensive and professional service, and fair prices, have earned us an excellent reputation as a reliable company with high standards. Unlike so many other companies who could provide you with your letting gas safety certificate, we didn’t get into this as a sideline; gas boiler servicing and repairs is all we do, and we’ve been doing it successfully for 30 years.

With 15 years experience as an approved contractor for Dublin Corporation Housing Department, we can assure you that your tenants will be as happy with our service as you will be. We will arrive at your property at a time convenient to your tenants, and the service will usually be carried out and finished within an hour. Once this has been completed, you will receive your letting gas safety certificate to keep for your records.

We know that letting a property isn’t easy. With Gas Services, you and your tenants will receive the excellent standard of service you expect, making your job just that little bit easier. With our experience and expertise, you can rest assured that any job you need will be taken care of quickly, efficiently, and at highly competitive rates. Call Gas Services today to organise your annual service and safety check, whether it’s for your own home or your lets!