What is a Gas Safety Check (and Do I Need One)?

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Burngreave Building Company offer gas safety checks to Sheffield and South Yorkshire, making sure every property is up to code. Here, we break down what they are, why you need one, and how to go about getting a gas safety check.

In the colder months of the year, you use your boiler and gas supply more than ever – eventually, your boiler can begin to break down or malfunction either due to constant strain of use or casual wear and effects of the weather.

Our qualified gas safe engineers perform gas safety checks Sheffield need to ensure properties are heated correctly and businesses are running smoothly. Make sure you’re covered before these winter months set in.

What is a gas safety check?

Essentially, a gas safety check is a routine maintenance check to ensure everything is working fine; boilers, after all, can be dangerous if not properly looked after. Most checks include:

  • Servicing of your boiler
  • Carrying out repairs if required
  • Installing a new boiler if required
  • Proving an up-to-date Commercial Gas Safety certificate

All gas appliances, flues, chimneys and gas fittings must be properly checked by a gas safe engineer to make sure they are safe to use and will continue to work efficiently for the following twelve months. This also means ensuring there is an adequate supply of fresh air so the gas burns properly and checking for gas leaks.

How long does a gas safety check in Sheffield take?

Roughly thirty minutes to an hour for a thorough check.

Do I need a gas safety check?

If you live in a rented property, it is a landlord’s responsibility to carry out a twelve month gas safety check. Without a certificate proving this work has been carried out, a landlord could face a fine or prosecution.

Landlord or business aside, it’s generally good practice to ensure your boiler and all gas works in your home are up to scratch. We also recommend a gas safety check should you have any issues with your radiators (installs, bleeding, leaks, noises) or central heating concerns.

Our cost-effective gas safety check solutions do not compromise on quality – ensure you and your property are properly protected. Burngreave Building Company provide services for commercial and domestic heating and gas works throughout Sheffield and the surrounding areas. Contact us today for a free quote.