Gas Appliances and the importance of safety checks and servicing.
Any gas appliance can be potentially dangerous unless it is well maintained. It is
recommended that most gas appliances should be serviced annually to check that they
are safe to use and operating efficiently. Of particular importance is to ensure
that your gas fire is checked on an annual basis to ensure that there is no risk
of Carbon Monoxide poisoning. This is one of several gases that is created as a result
of the the gases being burnt. Normally the fumes will be extracted safely up the
flue, but if the gas appliance or flue has not been properly maintained, there may
be a risk of Carbon Monoxide leaking into the room. For more information of Carbon
Monoxide, visit the Gas Safe website or select the following link. Find out more...
To ensure that your gas appliance is working safely and efficiently, get it serviced
annually by a Gas Safe registered engineer and get a electronic Carbon Monoxide detector
installed. I am able to supply Carbon Monoxide detectors upon request.
Power flushing is required when there is a build up of Magnetite sludge in your central
heating system. The best way to diagnose whether power flushing is necessary is to
feel if the bottom of your radiators are signficantly cooler than the top. In extreme
cases this sludge can completely block your pipework but even in small amounts this
sludge can reduce efficiency greatly and also damage your boiler. A power flushing
machine is connected up to your central heating system and a cleanser is circulated
through. Each radiator is flushed through individually until all sludge is removed
and finally an inhibitor chemical is added to stop the build up of sludge in the
future. If you think you may be in need of a powerflush please call us for a competitive