Greenserve Director Andy Harris speaks about the importance of having a gas safety check carried out on your property by a Gas Safe registered engineer. An annual Gas Safety check is duty of care for landlords, who need to provide a Gas Safety certificate to their tenants, but also an essential property maintenance job to consider by any homeowner who wants to ensure that their home is gas safe and to avoid any carbon monoxide incident from happening on their gas installation.
The Gas Safety check entails a verification of the gas-fueled appliances in your home and that your boiler, gas meter and gas pipework are in proper working condition. At the end of the Gas Safety check, a Gas Safe registered engineer will be able to provide you with a detailed certification stating the safe functioning of your gas installation.
It is important that the Gas Safety check is carried out by a certified professional; to this purpose search for Gas Safe registered engineers in your area and please remember to verify their Gas Safe registration number before hiring them for the job. Besides being authorised to work on gas appliances, a Gas Safe accredited engineer will be able to recommend the best time of year to perform a Gas Safety check and, as we do here at Greenserve, to send you automated email reminders on when your next boiler servicing is due and produce all the necessary Gas Safe paperwork online so you never lose or misplace your gas certificates.