15% of gas appliances in the town were found to be unsafe, coming second only to Crewe with a concerning 17%
(PRWEB UK) 18 March 2013
It has been reported in Burnley Express that as many as 15% of gas appliances in the town were found to be unsafe, coming second only to Crewe with a concerning 17%. The checks were part of a safety campaign by the Gas Safe Register. The UK’s gas safety authority has been checking more than 1,600 gas appliances in homes across the North West in places such as Manchester, Bolton and Burnley.
As well as testing the appliances themselves, Gas Safe Register also targeted illegal gas fitters putting the lives of residents in the area in danger. During the investigation, 94 illegal gas jobs were examined and it was decided that 1 in 10 were left in a “seriously dangerous condition,” causing the Gas Safe Register team to turn off gas immediately.
Chief Executive of the organisation, Russell Kramer, claimed “This is the first time we have targeted a specific region and tried to change peoples’ behaviour and it goes to show how successful our efforts can be.”
Best known for their London emergency plumbers, the team at Emergency plumber also offer Gas Safe Registered engineers across the country. They regularly deal with gas problems in peoples’ homes and fully understand the importance of stringent safety rules. A representative from the firm shares their thoughts on the matter.
“It is worrying to see the results from some of these North West areas and Burnley appears to be one of the worst. It really is imperative that people take care when it comes to their gas appliances. Had it not been for the investigation, some of these appliances could have led to leaks, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning.
“Always contact a Gas Safe Registered engineer to carry out any gas related work in your home and remember to fit an audible carbon monoxide alarm to protect you and your family.”
Emergency plumber is an agency run by Martin Smith. With 18 years’ experience in the industry, his aim to provide fast and efficient emergency plumbing engineers 24/7. The company operates within a wide range of areas in the UK including London, Plymouth, Reading, Coventry, Bolton and Newcastle. With a database of over 300 emergency plumbers, the firm is currently the fastest growing plumbing company in the UK. Customers can also contact the team for information and advice on gas related problems.