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Start the year right - get your gas appliances checked

Start the year right - get your gas appliances checked

We’re just over halfway through January, and here at XP HQ we’re still sticking doggedly to our new year’s resolutions - mostly…

Are you still looking for something you can do this January to get the year off to the right start? Arrange an annual inspection for your gas appliances.

You should have your gas heater, oven, boiler and everything else checked and serviced a minimum of once a year, to ensure they’re running efficiently and safely.

Our advice? Never cut corners or take chances when it comes to your gas appliances. It’s just not worth the risk.

And always use a qualified, Gas Safe registered expert like XP Plumbing and Heating.


Keep an eye on your appliances throughout the year too. Just because they’re not due a service, don’t assume they can’t go wrong. If you notice any of the following warning signs, you should call a professional immediately:

  • appliance not working correctly
  • the flame is a lazy yellow, rather than a crisp blue
  • black marks or stains around the appliance
  • pilot light keeps going out
  • increased condensation in the room

If you’re concerned about any of your gas appliances, or you just think they’re due for a check-up, contact us at XP Plumbing and Heating.

From our base in Sidcup, our team of plumbing, heating and drainage engineers in our distinctive vans has great reach across the local area - including Eltham, Bexleyheath, Bromley, Chislehurst and Greenwich - as well as further out into London and north Kent.

Get in touch with XP Plumbing and Heating today.