gas safety week 2016

LHPS is supporting Gas Safety Week 2016

In support of gas safety week  2016 (19-25 September 2016), local Gas Safe registered engineers from Logical Heating & Plumbing Solutions are raising awareness of gas safety issues and urge local residents to support the most vulnerable in society in order to keep them safe.

Gas Safety Week aims to encourage people from the Greater London area to reach out to friends and family, be they elderly parents or a disabled neighbour, to ensure they get their gas appliances – along with their own – safety checked at least once a year. Poorly maintained gas appliances can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. In the last year, at least 55,200 homes in the UK escaped deadly gas incidents such as these, thanks to engineers switching off dangerous appliances1.

By law, only Gas Safe registered engineers can work on gas appliances. There have been 22 deaths and nearly 1,000 gas-related injuries in the last three years3. An estimated quarter of a million illegal gas jobs are carried out every year by unregistered workers, who do not have the skills or the qualifications to do the job safely. It’s therefore vital you make sure your engineer is registered with the official gas authority, Gas Safe Register.

Dareen Owen who works for Logical Heating & Plumbing Solutions said: “We regularly go to people’s homes and find unsafe gas appliances, which either haven’t been serviced in years or have been worked on by illegal fitters. In most cases residents are unaware of the danger they and their family are in. For this reason, we’re pledging our support for Gas Safety Week and doing our bit to raise awareness of gas safety issues among the public and to let residents know what steps they can take to keep themselves safe.”

Jonathan Samuel, managing director for Gas Safe Register, said: “We know from our own investigations that around one in six gas appliances in the UK are unsafe4, meaning far too many people are victims of preventable gas related incidents. It’s great to have the support of Logical Heating & Plumbing Solutions this Gas Safety Week. By working together we can raise further awareness of gas safety, to help reduce the number of dangerous gas appliances that could be lurking in people’s homes.”

Reach out to those who need help keeping gas safe at home by following these top tips:

  • Help them to sign up to a free annual gas safety check reminder service at You could even sign up on their behalf, so the reminder is sent to you each year
  • Make them aware of the signs that an unsafe gas appliance could cause:
    • A lazy yellow flame instead of a crisp blue flame; soot or staining on or around the appliance; excess condensation in the room
    • Carbon monoxide (CO) has no smell, taste or colour. The symptoms of CO poisoning include headaches, dizziness, nausea, breathlessness, collapse and loss of consciousness, which can easily be mistaken for something else
  • Make sure they know to ‘Trust the Triangle’ by asking to see their engineer’s Gas Safe ID card and checking it to make sure the engineer is covered to check or fit the appliance in question.

If you smell gas or think there might be a gas leak, call the free 24 hour national gas emergency number immediately on 0800 111 999.

For more information and to find a local engineer in your area visit or call 0800 408 5500.

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Why You Should Consider New Gas Line Installation

Why You Should Consider New Gas Line Installation

When you think of plumbing, it often associated with water. But Logical Heating & plumbing Solutions plumbers work with a different types of pipes with the homes as found in the freshwater and wastewater system. LHPS also install and repair the pipes that carry natural gas from the municipal supply to various appliances in your home. Why You Should Consider New Gas Line Installation and the benefits of having it installed.

If you have a natural gas line into your home, you should make as much use of it as possible. How many appliances currently use it? Do you have a gas furnace or boiler, but you’re still using an electric stove or oven in the kitchen? Have you considered switching to a gas-powered clothes drying machine? Expanding the use of your gas to as many appliances as possible is a good idea for a number of reasons:

Cost – Natural gas is a less expensive energy source than electricity and other heating oils. This is especially true when it comes to heating systems and kitchen equipment. Electrical resistance heaters, stoves, and ovens may be able to get the job done, but natural gas can get the job done for a lot less.

Convenience – Along with the lower cost, natural gas is just as convenient as using electricity, since it comes right to your house from a municipal source. And it’s much more convenient than using heating oils like propane that must have deliveries scheduled regularly.

Power – Natural gas-powered heating systems and drying machines are much more effective at doing their jobs than electrical models.

Domestically produced – The majority of natural gas comes from right in the U.K., which helps reduce dependency on foreign oil.

If you’re thinking that you would like to expand the use of natural gas in your house, remember that this is a job that must remain in the hands of trained and licensed professionals. There is too much at risk for you to turn to amateurs.

To find out more information then please give Logical Heating & Plumbing Solutions a plumbing croydon a call.


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Are Gas Leaks Always an Emergency?

Are Gas Leaks Always an Emergency?

Everyone here at Logical Heating & Plumbing Solutions answer is yes, you should always consider any gas leaks to be an emergency. Here is why:

To put it simply gas leaks often can result in gas explosions. What should you avoid doing when a gas leak is detected is written here, however it’s imperative that you always take the proper precautions in avoiding a gas explosion.  As a gas explosion is incredibly dangerous and does threaten both life and property, as unsafe gas explosion will produce both life and property. Carbon monoxide poisoning is potentially fatal and is considered to be very dangerous because it is odourless, invisible and tasteless.

Here’s what you should do:

  • Always avoid using any naked flames or electrical switches from all appliances.
  • Open any doors or windows if possible.
  • Turn the gas off at the meter as soon as you smelt gas.

How gas leaks can be prevented:

Don’t use an illegal gas engineer. If a person is not Gas Safe Registered, it’s illegal for them to work with gas. Before you have any work done with your gas boiler or appliances, make sure the engineer you intend to use in on the Gas Safe Register. This can be checked either using the Gas Safe Register website and search for the engineer/business name on their database, or by asking to see the Gas Safe Register ID card, which every Gas Safe engineer is required by law to carry. Work that is not carried out to the proper safety standards can put everyone at risk.

Have your boiler regularly serviced at least annually: When a Gas Safe Engineer services your boiler, they will make sure that your boiler is safe and in working condition. This will include checking your boiler for common causes of gas leaks. The recommendation from most gas engineer agree that a boiler should be serviced at least once a year.

Another prevented measure that will prevent gas leaks is to install a carbon monoxide detector. It’s a small alarm that every household should have and been proven to be lifesaving.

Always remember, take extra care with who you use to carry out work on any gas appliances in your home. Work that isn’t carried out to the high standards set out by the Gas Safe Register can put everyone in the property at risk.

Here at Logical Heating & Plumbing Solutions, we are Gas Safe Registered and ensure that all work we carry out is to the highest of standards. If you’re in encounter a gas leaks around the surrounding area and are in need of an emergency plumber, get in touch with us.

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The Gas Safety Trust supports petition calling for CO testing equipment in all GP surgeries

The Gas Safety Trust (GST) today announced its support for an online petition launched by CORGI HomePlan to have carbon monoxide (CO) testing equipment made mandatory in GP surgeries (

The GST has a long standing commitment to improving healthcare professionals’ awareness of CO poisoning and to improving diagnosis when people present themselves with CO poisoning symptoms at emergency departments and GP surgeries.

The Trust adopted the healthcare professional related recommendations of the 2011 All Party Parliamentary Carbon Monoxide Group report, and made them a central part of its grants and research strategies.

Most recently, the Trust has funded a project being undertaken by the University of Hertfordshire, to work with maternity services in the county, who use this type of equipment, to look at the incidence of CO poisoning amongst pregnant women.

GST Chair, Chris Bielby said:

“The Gas Safety Trust welcomes this initiative by CORGI HomePlan, to ensure better availability and use of this important equipment by healthcare professionals. 

We have recently funded research into carbon monoxide awareness and incidence in GPs surgeries, amongst paramedics, midwifes and through the National Poisoning Information Service, which provides advice and information to healthcare professional regarding carbon monoxide and other poisons.

I would encourage everyone to sign this petition, and I hope that it gets the signatures it needs to trigger a debate in Parliament.”

About the Gas Safety Trust
The Gas Safety Trust, established in 2005 as a registered charitable body, has become the UK’s leading fuel safety charity with the key objectives of further improving fuel safety for the public and industry throughout the United Kingdom and reducing the incidents of death and serious injury from carbon monoxide exposure. GST is currently seeking grant applicants via The Gas Safety Trust is generously funded by the gift aided profits of CORGI Services Limited,

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5.5 million Brits are failing to get gas safety checks

More than 5.5 million people in the UK are putting their health and finances at risk by not getting their gas appliances gas safety checked every year – which, according to a new survey among gas engineers costs, as little as £60.

In the last year there have been more than 67,000 gas emergency call outs to homes in the UK, the equivalent of 186 every day. On top of which, the gas authority – Gas Safe Register – has found dangerous gas appliances lurking in one in six of the 142,000 homes it has inspected in the past five years. These dangers have led to six deaths and more than 300 injuries in the last year alone.

Left unchecked, gas appliances can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Not only can these kill you, they can also result in damage to your home which can run into thousands of pounds to rectify. Common problems associated with faulty or badly maintained gas appliances include black staining on surrounding walls, burst gas pipes, excessive condensation and in extreme cases, house fires and explosions.

Having a gas safety check is a legal requirement for landlords, however for homeowners the onus is on them to get this done. To mark this year’s Gas Safety Week, Gas Safe Register is calling on homeowners to protect themselves and their property by having a safety check.

Jonathan Samuel, chief executive of Gas Safe Register comments:

“With the average cost of safety checking your gas boiler at just £60, it’s a small price to pay to keep you and your family safe and prevent damage to your home. While we’re seeing more people getting gas safety checks compared to last year, millions are still taking risks so we’re reminding people to make sure all their gas appliances are safety checked every year.”

Across the UK, the West Midlands has the highest number of homes with unsafe gas appliances (one in four were unsafe) compared to the East Midlands where the fewest number of homes with unsafe gas appliances was found (one in nine were unsafe).

Mother of two, Jade Ullrich from Newquay, knows only too well the importance of being aware of potential gas dangers. After moving into a new property, Jade, like many other gas consumers, did not find out if the gas appliances had been safety checked. Jade was pregnant at the time and for around a year she and her family suffered from CO poisoning caused by a poorly maintained gas appliance.

The public can find out the number of unsafe gas appliances and gas incidents there have been in their local neighbourhood by visiting Gas Safe Register’s interactive gas map People can also sign up to a free annual gas safety check reminder service.

To keep you and your family safe, follow Gas Safe Register’s top tips:

  • Get your gas appliances safety checked and serviced by a Gas Safe registered engineer every year. If you live in rented accommodation your landlord has a legal obligation to get this done.
  • Recognise the warning signs that your gas appliances are not working properly including lazy yellow flames and black marks around the appliance.
  • Know the symptoms of CO poisoning, including headaches, dizziness, nausea, breathlessness, collapse and loss of consciousness.

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