Gas Safety Tips for Your Rented Property
Whether you are a seasoned proprietor, new to the scene or choose to rent your property just one week a year, gas safety is vital.
Failure to carry out a full gas safety check on your property at least once a year is not only illegal; it could put your tenants’ lives at risk. Potential explosions or carbon monoxide poisoning are just some of possible consequences for your occupants if you haven’t ensured that your house is fully compliant.
But don’t just leave it at an annual gas check. Although it’s not a legal requirement, it is highly recommended for landlords to conduct regular inspections, checking that gas pipes, gas flues and gas appliances are safely maintained. Ensure that there is enough ventilation in your property for the appliances to work correctly and keeping a record of your maintenance inspections to ensure you are fully covered if anything does happen. According to the Gas Safe register, some key indicators that your gas appliances may not be working as they should include:
- Hob flames a yellow colour instead of blue
- Too much condensation
- Stains around appliances
Here at EPG Plumbers, we have been providing gas safety checks and Landlord Gas Safety Certificates for rented properties since it first became a legal obligation, making us one of the most established Gas Safety Certificate providers in the Leicester area.
Our Gas Safe registered engineers will provide a thorough check of the entire property’s gas appliances ensuring that they meet regulations and that there is no gas leaks. Our comprehensive check includes:
- all gas appliances
- burner pressure
- ventilation check
- flue flow testing
- flame failure device check
- carbon monoxide check.
So why wait? Get in touch today for more details about our gas services in Loughborough, Leicester and Hinckley. All our engineers are registered with Gas Safe so you can have peace of mind knowing that your property and your tenants are in safe hands. Call 01162645115 or find out more online.