This week we’re blogging in support of the Gas Safe Register’s annual #DontCutCorners campaign, warning the public of the dangers of using unregistered gas engineers to fit, repair or work on their gas appliances.
Using an illegal, unregistered gas fitter puts you and your family at serious risk. It can have other consequences too, potentially invalidating the warranty on your gas appliances, or leaving you out of pocket through having to pay twice to get their unsafe work fixed by a registered gas professional.
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 of Sidcup.
Get your gas appliances - whether it’s a gas cooker, gas boiler, gas fire or anything else - inspected and serviced every year by a registered professional.
Keep an eye on your gas appliances throughout the year too. Just because they’re not due a service, that doesn’t mean your gas cooker, boiler or heater can’t develop a fault. If you notice any of the following warning signs, you should call a gas professional like XP Plumbing and Heating 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 plumbers, heating and engineers, electricians and drainage specialists has great reach across the local area - including Eltham, Bexleyheath, Bromley, Chislehurst and Greenwich - as well as further out into London and north Kent.