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Could you spot a dangerous gas appliance?

Could you spot a dangerous gas appliance?

Got gas at home? Would you know if your gas appliance was a danger to you and your family?

According to new research, published this week by the Gas Safe Register, a third of UK adults don’t know the signs of an unsafe gas appliance.

If you’ve got gas at home - whether it’s a gas boiler, gas cooker, gas fire or anything else - make sure you and your family know the tell-tale signs of a gas fault that could put you in danger:


  • a lazy yellow flame instead of crisp blue
  • pilot light going out
  • soot or staining on or around the appliance
  • excess condensation in the room

And remember that, even if you gas appliance seems to be working correctly, it still needs to be checked by a qualified, registered professional like Sidcup’s XP Plumbing and Heating at least once a year.

If you’re concerned about any of your gas appliances, or you just think they’re due for a service from an expert, get in touch with Sidcup’s XP Plumbing and Heating.

From our Sidcup plumbing and heating HQ, our hand-picked team of friendly, experienced plumbers, heating engineers and electricians have great reach throughout the local area - including Eltham, Chislehurst, Bexleyheath, Bromley, Greenwich, Blackheath - and beyond that too, out into the rest of London and north Kent.

Get in touch with us today.