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What does a Gas Safety Certificate Look Like

If you are booking your annual boiler service and need to have your gas safety certificate renewed. However, you want to know what a gas safety certificate look likes so you can be clear that your home is protected against Carbon monoxide poisoning.

A gas safety certificate is a documentation required by law on the completion of any gas work by a registered gas safety engineer. It also by law that any landlords or any owners of a residential rented properties to have annual gas safety test carried out, and on competition to have a gas safety certificate on record.

If you have had a recent gas safety test in your properties, but not has received a gas safety certificate then do contact the engineer as soon as possible as without one you will liable for a massive fine or legal procedure.

What would you expect to see on a Gas Safety Certificate?

The certificate needs to contain:

A description and location of each appliance/flue checked
Name, registration number and signature of the engineer who carried out the check
Date on which the check was carried out
The address of the property where the appliance/flue is installed
The name and address of the landlord (or their agent where applicable)
Any safety defect identified and any action required or taken to rectify it
Confirmation of the results of the operational safety checks carried out on the appliances.

Landlords and any properties owners also have a legal duty to maintain pipework is a safe condition; so many proprietary forms also include the facility for the registered engineer to record the results of pipe work integrity tests which indicate whether or not the pipe work installation is safe.

If you are confused on what a gas safety certificate look like, then feel free to give Logical Heating & Plumbing Solutions a boiler repair bromley a call and we can talk it through with you.

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Beware Of These Signs of Gas Problems

Natural Gas is problematic and can cause gas problems and can be dangerous in the wrong situations or carelessly.

When you think about it, natural gas is an extremely effective fuel for so many appliances we use within the home. This is why we tend to use it for our heating & cooking.

For example, if you use a gas stove, a fireplace, oven or any other kind of appliance within the home; do recognise on how to keep yourself safe. It also important to recognise when there is a problem with your gas appliances or when you do have carbon monoxide leak, so read on how to find out more on how to keep you safe.

Smell

Any gas problems is normally totally odourless, which would make detecting carbon monoxide without an alarm pretty much impossible to detect. In order to make it easier for people to detect is to have a carbon monoxide alarm within the home and also to detect if you have a funny smell circulating. If you smell something like rotten eggs, then immediately check to see if all your gas appliances are switched off. If that doesn’t help the odour, then get out of the house immediately and call Logical Heating & Plumbing Solutions.

Lower Output

Natural gas appliances tend to operate by having a direct line to your home’s gas line. If a problem develops in that line, the fuel supply will be cut off and the appliance won’t be able to work correctly. So, if your stove or another gas appliance appears to be operating at a much lower output than it should be, it could mean that you have a leak or blockage in your gas line. Shut off the appliance and have a gas safety engineers bromely examine the system, just to be on the safe side.

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4 things that a good gas safety heating engineer should do

A gas safety heating engineer are highly specialised professionals that have the knowledge to keep your boiler working the way it should all year round.

Knowing what to expect from your gas safety heating engineers can help you keep your home warm during the colder months.

Always willing to give you honest advice.
What’s might work for one home may not work for another, so it’s important to be asking your heating engineer what is best for you and your needs. The heating engineer will listen to your needs and get an understanding of what is best for you, not what is best for them.
This means that you will be frank about the amount of work that needs to be undertaking and why it needs to take place. Any heating engineers that seems to be unwilling to answer any questions may not be the kind of person that you want installing or maintaining your boiler for the home.

Being polite and punctual.
Professional heating engineer should have a clear precise time schedule so that you know exactly what time they will be working and how long the job should take. Most of the time, this isn’t an issue but it’s always a good idea to speak to your engineer before any work takes place, just so everything is clear and precise. A professional heating engineer will not mind this.
However sometimes, things happen that can’t be foreseen, but a good heating engineer will take the time to explain why that is the case and will also phone ahead if he going to be late.
A good heating engineer will also treat your home with respect. While most heating engineer will make sure the area that they are working on is clean and clear, a good heating engineer will extend that care to everything that they do while working in your home.
Give you a clear quote breakdown.
Nobody likes hidden unexpected fees or paying double on work that was quoted on. A good heating engineer will be able to provide you with a professional looking quote that gives you a clear breakdown of all the costs that go into a job.
Coming to your home and seeing the situation allows the engineer the ability to accurately weigh up exactly what is needed for the job. This also helps with reducing additions to the price once the job has been completed.

Have a good line of communication.
Being able to contact your gas safety heating engineer croydon is very important both before and after the job. A good heating engineer  will give you multiple ways to reach them, whether that’s by phone and email or other means. A homeowner should never feel like you do not know what is going on, and if you do, and then you should feel comfortable to talk to your engineer and get the answers you need.
If you need advice about what boiler is right for you, feel free to contact Logical Heating & Plumbing solutions. We are gas safety heating engineer company that have years of experience in helping homeowners keep their homes warm!

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Carbon Monoxide poisoning

Everything you need to know about Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon Monoxide poisoning is the silent killer as it’s a colourless, odourless, poisonous gas that can be very difficult to detect if you don’t know what you’re looking for. The fact it doesn’t smell, have any taste or any colour is why it is often referred to as the silent killer.

It’s an extremely dangerous substance and therefore something you need to be clued up on.

How does Carbon Monoxide affect the body?

When a person inhales Carbon Monoxide it will mix with the blood and prevent it from being able to absorb Oxygen. Therefore if a person continues to be exposed to Carbon Monoxide, it will often have serious health implications such as paralysis and brain damage. In some cases exposure to CO can also cause death.

The common symptoms include headaches, dizziness, nausea, breathlessness, collapsing and loss of consciousness. If you find that you get any of these symptoms when you are at home or other people in your household (even your pets) are also experiencing the same symptoms, it is important to take action right away.

It is advised that you turn off your gas appliances and leave the house immediately. You should also seek medical advice, as a doctor will be able to test your blood or breathe for Carbon Monoxide poisoning.

If you are found to have Carbon Monoxide poisoning you will be treated with Oxygen therapy in hospital. This involves breathing in pure Oxygen through a tight-fitting mask so your body can replace carboxyhaemoglobin.

The recovery time from Carbon Monoxide poisoning can vary depending on how long you were exposed to it for. Around 10 to 15% of people who experience severe Carbon Monoxide poisoning will go on to have long-term complications such as brain damage and heart problems.

How to prevent Carbon Monoxide leaks

Carbon Monoxide leaks are often caused by insufficient venting of appliances, or blocked flues, which are connected to the appliance. These pose significant risks and need to be checked over by a qualified gas safety engineer.

One of the best ways to prevent CO leaks is to have your boiler and heating appliances inspected and maintained on a regular basis. A Gas Safe engineer from Logical Heating & Plumbing solutions a boiler repair croydon company, should carry out these inspections.

Detecting Carbon Monoxide

Luckily many people these days have CO alarms in their home. These alarms sound if Carbon Monoxide is present in the air, so those in the household can take action immediately.

If you don’t already have one, it’s a legal requirement for a Carbon Monoxide alarm to be fitted for your home. They look very similar to smoke alarms, are affordable to buy and very easy to fit. Your detector is likely to need changing every five years or so.

These alarms are designed to sound an alarm when CO is present in the air. They are much more effective than other Carbon Monoxide alarms that simply change colour, as they will alert to the poisonous gas you even if you are sleeping.

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Get your Carbon Monoxide Alarm Checked This Autumn

Now we’re in September we need to be looking at our carbon monoxide alarm, as we will soon be once again firing up the heating system. Part of the problem with our heating system is the creation of carbon monoxide, a highly toxic gas that can be fatal in high concentrations.

All heating systems that generate carbon monoxide are designed to dispose of it safely. However, accidents do happen. Read on to find out more about carbon monoxide alarm, and why they need to be checked on an annual basis.

Why Carbon Monoxide Alarm are Necessary

Carbon monoxide is an invisible, odourless gas that is generated through combustion, typically that of natural gas. It binds to the oxygen receptors in your blood, causing slow asphyxiation. Because carbon monoxide is more or less impossible to detect early, it is vital to have carbon monoxide detectors installed throughout the house in case of a leak. These detectors monitor the air for CO molecules, and then sound off when they detect dangerous levels. This is the best way to detect a carbon monoxide leak in time to escape unharmed.

Why You Need to Have Your Detectors Checked

These detectors largely run on batteries, just like smoke detectors. They can last quite a while, but eventually they will need a new battery. The detectors are also liable to develop electrical problems, which may not be discovered until it’s too late. For this reason, you need to make absolutely sure that you have a professional examine your carbon monoxide detectors at least once a year. Annual inspections from Logical Heating & Plumbing Solutions,  ensure that your carbon monoxide alarm function properly when you need them the most.

If you have any questions then please feel free to give Logical and Heating Plumbing Solutions a call: >0208 664 9099. We look forward hearing from you.

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