Gas appliances such as boilers, ovens and gas fires should be maintained according to the manufacturers instructions. The maintenance should be undertaken by a registered Gas Safe engineer.
If gas appliances are not checked every year then you could be running the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
You maybe entitled to a free gas safety check if you are on means tested benefit and:
These exemptions are only guidelines are only a general overview. Please contact your gas supplier for eligibility.
Your appliances may need maintenance if:
If you notice any of the above signs then get a Gas Safe registered engineer to inspect the appliances immediately.
Flues/Chimneys � Chimneys and flues act as a vent to allow airflow out of the house. These passages should not be blocked up as this could create a build up of carbon monoxide. Have chimneys swept annually and check for birds nests, general debris and leaves which may block the airway.
Shared flues � If you live in a shared building then carbon monoxide can spread into other properties so it�s important that all residence that responsibility to have the flues checked and cleaned on a regular basis.
The registered Gas Safe engineer will:
It is the minimum duty of the engineer to ensure that:
After the registered engineer has finished checking the appliances, they will give you a report that outlines the checks undertaken. This gas safety certificate is confirmation that the appliances tested work properly, safely and conforms to the right safety standards.