If you have a gas connection to your home, it is a good idea to have a regular gas safety check. If you are a landlord, it is a compulsory part of your ownership of the property. And if you are selling a house, you’ll likely need to have it all checked. But what is a gas safety check?
As the name suggests, this check aims to have a Gas Safe qualified engineer carry out a series of checks and tests on the gas connections in your home. They are primarily looking for gas leaks but also for weaknesses in the system that could lead to leaks or even worse.
The check will involve any gas appliances in the property as well as if you have a gas boiler or any other gas operating fixtures. With every appliance, the check will look if it is properly set and adjusted so the gas burns correctly and that the appliance is suitable for the room it is in. They’ll also check it is stable and securely fitted.
The safety check will also involve ensuring that all gas devices are running properly but also that flues, chimneys or air vents around them work correctly. They will check pipework as much as possible and make sure there are no leaks.
At the end of the test, you will get a certificate confirming that it has been done. Keep this on your records, as a landlord hand a copy to the tenant or show it to a prospective buyer.
Contact Strathclyde Drainage to discuss your requirements.