With so many illnesses and deaths caused every year though Carbon Monoxide poisoning, this silent, colourless and almost undetectable gas is a threat to everyone if they come into contact with it. One of the major causes of Carbon Monoxide in the home is through faulty gas appliances that have been installed incorrectly – the hallmarks of the so-called ‘rogue trader’ or ‘cowboy’. By having work completed by recommended plumbers London who are Gas Safe registered, you can significantly reduce the threat to you and your family.
A recommended minimum of any plumbing team you contract is that they are Gas Safe registered. This ensures that an engineer is legally qualified to work with gas appliances. Our gas engineers, as should any, have a range of qualifications that enable them to undertake specific and complex types of gas work. For any homeowner who wants to check that their plumber Barnet is fully-trained, a range of information is displayed on the back of a plumber’s Gas Safe ID card.
Put simply, any plumber Croydon who works with gas who is not Gas Safe Registered is breaking the law. As poorly maintained, faulty, or badly installed gas appliances pose such a danger, the competence of any engineers you contract should be rigorously analysed.
Several hundred people a year suffer from serious health issues associated with Carbon Monoxide poisoning on a yearly basis, many of which could have been prevented if instead of attempting DIY solutions reputable gas engineers had been deployed. Of course ‘doing it yourself’ can save you money, but the health risks are far too severe to even contemplate this. Similarly, if you are in short-term accommodation, don’t put off having any essential gas works undertaken. It may only take a short while for the damage to be done.
If you are a tenant in a property, your landlord has an obligation to ensure any gas work is completed by recommended plumbers London or surrounding areas. A gas safe registered engineer will supply a gas safety certificate when they carry out maintenance or servicing. This should be presented to you by your landlord, to provide peace of mind. If it hasn’t been, rectify this immediately, to ensure that you are not dicing with danger.
Written by Danielle Ingram on behalf of PCS Maintenance, specialists plumbers London .