Gas safety checks

What is checked when obtaining a gas safety certificate?

Gas safety certificates are essential for all gas appliances in a home. They play an important role in ensuring all occupants’ safety, as well as in helping to protect the environment. A gas safety certificate is also required when renting out your property so that tenants can be sure they will not have any issues with their heating or cooking equipment while they live there.

What is a gas safety certificate?

A gas safety certificate is a document that shows that your gas appliances are safe and working correctly. It’s valid for 12 months, so if you have an old one, it may be time to get a new one.

A gas safety certificate is required by law since April 2014. A qualified person, such as a plumber, who has been trained in gas safety can issue the certificate on behalf of the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem). You can ask any person or business that works with your boiler or cooker to give you one but make sure they are fully qualified before doing so – otherwise, they might not be able to complete all the checks required by Ofgem.

What is checked when obtaining a gas safety certificate?

Your gas safety certificate will be checked to make sure that your:

• Appliances are in good working order.

• Appliances are correctly installed.

• Appliances are correctly connected.

• Appliances are correctly piped.

• Your home is adequately ventilated.

How often should I have gas appliances checked?

If you are a landlord, it is recommended that your gas appliances and pipework are checked every year. If you are a tenant and the property has been refurbished by the landlord, it is recommended that your gas appliances and pipework be checked before you move into the property. Additionally, if:

• You have had any work carried out on your appliance(s) since the last testing

• The meter has been tampered with or replaced without notice.

Get your gas appliances checked in Stockport

The best way to make sure you have all of your appliances checked is to get an annual gas safety certificate. This will give you peace of mind that everything is running smoothly and safely, and it could save you from having any issues with your gas supply in the future!

If you require a gas safety certificate or require assistance with the appliances on your property, please contact our team at Brooktech Maintenance today. We cover Stockport and the surrounding area.

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