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What is checked within a gas safety check?

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Answered by Stroud Boilerworks

27th July 2020

Stroud Boilerworks answered the question "What is checked within a gas safety check?"

The gas supply, pipework and appliances are checked within a gas safety check. Flues and chimneys that gas appliances connect to are also inspected. Safety devices are tested and ventilation is examined where required. House owners can choose to have a gas safety check and purchasers looking to buy a house can sometimes request the current owner to provide a gas safety check form to highlight any issues/ prove the property is safe from gas defects. Let properties require an annual gas safety check which would include the landlords supply, appliances and flues but only a visual inspection of the tenants appliances. A gas safety check is different to a boiler or appliance service as it is a general inspection of all things relating to gas in the property and would usually be in the form of a report which could lead to further repairs.

Answered by Heating And Plumbing Engineer

10th February 2020

Heating And Plumbing Engineer answered the question "What is checked within a gas safety check?"

Gas appliances safe operation and combustion analysis, Gas pipework, Electrical bonding to the meter pipework and gas tightness testing (sometimes may not be and may be chargable from some companies but most do it as part of the gas safety check. A boiler service in not included in a gas safety check. So stripping parts down or cleaning the boilers burner, heat exchanger and condensate trap are not included. however a engineer may add them in for you at a extra charge or a set fee for both.

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