10% of people renting homes privately have not had yearly gas safety checks conducted on their homes.
(PRWEB UK) 14 June 2013
According to an article published on Business News on June 5, research conducted by a leading housing and homelessness charity, and a leading energy provider in the UK has discovered that 10% of people renting homes privately have not had yearly gas safety checks conducted on their homes. The charity and the energy provider warn that failure to have these tests conducted increases the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, gas leaks and explosions caused by faulty gas appliances.
The research further uncovered that one in seven landlords do not realise they are obligated by law to arrange annual gas safety checks on their properties, despite the penalty for failing to have these checks conducted being fines or prison.
A gas safety check is an annual check carried out by an engineer who will ensure that all gas appliances in the home are working correctly. Not having appliances checked regularly increases the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning and gas leaks. The annual gas safety check significantly reduces these risks which can be caused by faulty appliances.
Plumber 24 Hours provide emergency plumbers and emergency gas plumbers throughout the UK. A representative from Barking emergency plumber has reacted to the news that 10% of homes do not have a current gas safety certificate and warns of the dangers of faulty gas appliances:
“It is a concern that a number of homes do not have an up-to-date gas safety certificate. Faulty appliances can put homes under significant risk of gas leaks, carbon monoxide poisoning and explosions, which can unfortunately have serious consequences. It is vital that homes are checked on a regular basis to reduce this risk and ensure all gas appliances are in good working order.”
Plumber 24 Hours is the nation’s leading emergency plumber 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.