Gas Boiler Handy Hints

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At some time during the life of a domestic gas boiler, it will probably develop a problem which needs some repair, maybe to a defective part etc. This may be as a result of lack of use or it could need a service. It could be that you are confident and practically minded enough to complete this on your own, but you must be aware of the safety procedures and regulations before attempting to work on such equipment. A Wandsworth Plumber will service and repair any piece of plumbing equipment.

Handy Hints:

1). Try and use the system at least on at least one occasion every four weeks or so. This will flush the pipes/ radiators and pump and not allow sediment to settle.

2). Make sure all flues and vents clear and not covered.

3). Always seek the services of Gas safe registered engineers like Wandsworth Plumbers to guarantee that it is running correct and safely.

4). Fit some carbon monoxide detectors around the house. If a leak is detected, call the National Gas Emergency Service immediately on 0800 111 999.

If all checks below are within the regulations, then, a gas safety certificate (CP12) will be issued.

Inspect for the provision of all necessary ventilation.
Combustion products are removed by testing the flue flow parameters.
Flame-out devices are tested for correct and safe operation.
Checks will be made for stability, and safety of any brackets fitted.
Report any unsafe findings.
Stationary and working pressures are tested if a point of test is available
Appliances (gas) must be checked for thorough gas tightness
Gas Safe engineers check burner pressure and gas rate and compare with the makers data plate.

NOTE: If you ever suspect a gas leak you must immediately contact the National Gas Emergency Service immediately on 0800 111 999.

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