Boiler service is one of those things that you can easily forget and never have thought of. However, this can be the key to identifying problems before they turn into problems.
Here we cover whether boiler servicing is a legal requirement.
Is It a Legal Requirement to Service Boilers?
Landlords who rent their property are required by law to have their gas appliances and emissions serviced annually by a certified fuel gas safety specialist such as ST Heating Services Ltd. The gas appliances are inclusive of boilers, but the landlord also provides gas fireplaces and ovens. All these are provided for tenant use. All devices and emissions must be visually inspected and reviewed to ensure that they are functioning efficiently and they are safe from a legal point.
If you are a tenant, please note that landlords are not responsible for monitoring the safety of gas appliances that you own or for any deductions that apply solely to your gas appliances. So, please ensure that your landlord contacts an engineer from ST heating who will inspect your boiler and ensure its safety.
Effects of Servicing Boilers
In the past two years, the illness and mortality from carbon monoxide poisoning (CO) have reduced to 30 deaths and about 250 patients, resulting in hospitalisation. This might be due to a delay in filtering data from official sources. The gas safety statistics for householders and landlords are believed to have lowered the incidence and mortality of CO. The legal requirements for yearly gas safety checks and registration of landlords and the exclusive approval of certified Gas Safe boiler engineers for boiler servicing and repair may have increased the safety of equipment in the leasing market, but there is no convincing evidence.
What Happens During Boiler Servicing?
Your technician first checks the boiler and controller to make sure they are working properly. They then check for leaks and corrosion, check the gas pressure and check the smoke to make sure that unsafe vapours are not exhausted. This should take about 20 minutes. In this case, your technician should send you a checklist with information about the boilers. Ensure you preserve it for future reference.
In conclusion, it is important to ensure that a certified fuel gas safety firm such as ST Heating Services Ltd services your boiler. This company provides plumbing & boiler heating servicing, maintenance & repair. Choose us because we have experts who can check your boiler and the response rate is fast.