Martin Smith 24 Hours Emergency Plumbing Issues Advice Over the Importance of Gas Safe Registered Engineers

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As the Gas Safe Register finds faulty gas appliances in Bolton, the specialists at Martin Smith 24 Hour Emergency Plumbers have issued advice on what type of work needs to be undertaken by a Gas Safe Registered engineer and the consequences of failing to do this.

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the nation’s official gas safety authority found 10% of fitted gas appliances in the town to be unsafe

It has been reported in The Bolton News that the nation’s official gas safety authority found 10% of fitted gas appliances in the town to be unsafe and ruled that had they not been checked, could have resulted in gas explosions, fires, leaks and carbon monoxide poisoning. Concerned by the results, the organisation has launched a campaign to save lives. The move is being backed by Korrinne Boaro, who along with her family, suffered when an unregistered gas fitter carried out work on her home.

It was later discovered that a flue was not installed correctly and the gas fire was not connected properly. The family of four experienced headaches and tiredness for five months until Mrs Boaro applied for boiler cover.

Martin Smith 24 Hour Emergency Plumbers is dedicated to providing fully trained London emergency plumbers, electricians and gas engineers. The team were naturally concerned by the news and a representative has shared their thoughts on the matter.

“This family are lucky that they were not more seriously harmed. It is imperative that people understand the importance of being Gas Safe Registered. It is illegal to carry out gas work without being registered and this can include everything from installing and maintaining to servicing, disconnecting, altering or even just purging it of gas or air. It is not acceptable for someone who is not registered to undertake the work and then get it checked by someone who is.

“Work which only involves the replacement of a water carrying component for example a pump, can safely be carried out by another, competent type of tradesman such as a plumber or electrician. If you’re unsure however, it is always better to check before work begins.”

Plumber 24 Hours is the nation’s leading emergency plumbers company. Run by Martin Smith, the firm offers plumbers, gas engineers, oil engineers, drainage engineers and emergency electricians and works to provide a 24 hour domestic and commercial plumbing service 365 days of the year. With customer service the principle concern, Plumber 24 Hours has been noted by magazines as the most reliable plumbing emergency company. The company also makes use of the latest technology on the internet to make sure everything runs smoothly.

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