Gas Safety Certificate
What is a gas safety certificate and what does it do?
A Gas Safety Certificate is an important document that every homeowner must have. It is also known as Gas Safety Record or Gas Safety Record Book. The gas safety certificate records the work done on your gas appliances, warns you of potential dangers and informs any future owners of the state of your appliances so they can plan their safety regulations accordingly.
A faulty appliance could become dangerous at any time, whether it’s just after being installed or if it has been working fine for years. Without this documentation, the responsibility will fall on you to prove that the appliances have been serviced regularly and safely. It also provides proof of maintenance should your insurance cover require it.
All gas appliances must be checked by an engineer every 12 months unless advised otherwise.
Since the gas safety certificate is mandated by law, it’s required for any house in the UK with appliances that use or produce gasses (such as propane, butane, or natural gas). This can include homes with central heating systems, fireplaces and even cooking equipment like ovens.
The law requires that homes with gas appliances provided by British Gas, Scottish Power or Npower be inspected once every 12 months because these providers must provide annual inspections legally. But even if you don’t receive your home’s gas from one of these companies, you should still have a gas safety record book.
The gas safety certificate must be kept somewhere safe until you want to sell your property (and possibly for up-to-date records even after). If you’re interested in looking into purchasing a home with gas appliances, just ask the owner for their certification book. It’s important to note that some insurance policies require annual inspections, so make sure you know what standards your house needs before buying one.
No matter what type of property you own or how big it is, we’re here to help. To obtain a gas safety certificate, Fix It Fast Plumbers offers a four-step process that you can follow along with at home. The steps are simple and only take about 30 minutes to complete, so you don’t have to worry about being left alone for very long.
The first step is inspecting the appliances. We check every gas appliance in your house for signs of damage or wear and tear. If we notice anything, we’ll let you know what needs to be fixed or how to fix it yourself before the problem gets worse.
As well as checking for damage, our licensed technicians will make sure appliances are properly calibrated and running at their optimal performance. This ensures they’re safe not only now but, in the future, as well.
The second step is checking your gas appliances for safety. We check every appliance on the inside as well as any exterior line attached to it. A broken or dented pipe can lead to a dangerous gas leak, so we make sure everything looks safe and sound before moving onto the third step.
In Step 3, we’ll test your appliances to make sure they’re working properly. During this step, we check the venting, gas pressure and even lighting systems. We want to give you the best service possible, so every component is tested with great precision.
Lastly, our professional technicians will provide a full inspection report for your convenience. This report outlines everything that was done, so you know exactly what to expect with your appliances.
The Fix It Fast Plumbers final step is to provide a gas safety certificate for your home. Our technicians will inspect everything once more and create a comprehensive report about all the appliances in your house.
Your certificate will be valid for 12 months from when it was created, so don’t worry about having to get another one right away.
Fix It Fast Plumbers offer the best gas safety certificates, as we pride ourselves on quality service and results. We know you need a reliable team to help make your appliances safe again, so reach out today for some assistance.
There is usually a small fee to get the documentation after inspection, but this will depend on which provider you choose to work with. There are also extra fees to consider if any appliances need repaired or maintained and an additional charge for complete inspections made by us.
A gas safety record book will list all appliances in the home and provide information about their condition, including things like:
- Gas appliances
- Underfloor heating and hot water cylinders
- Electrical appliances which are connected to the gas supply such as ovens, cookers and hobs
- All other items that use a gas, such as fires or room heaters
A record of
– The location of gas pipes and valves in your home.
– Details of the appliance such as serial numbers and manufacturers
– The registration number of the engineer who checked and validated your appliance
– The date when the appliances were inspected or tested by a registered engineer.
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You can hire a private inspector to visit your home. If you choose this method, make sure the company is Gas Safe Register (formerly CORGI) listed and they will provide you with documentation after inspection. Home tenants are not allowed to inspect their own appliances or certify them, according to British law.
Ensure that all appliances in your home are switched off and completely cool before you allow someone to inspect them. If you have problems with any appliances, note the problem and be sure to let your inspector know so they can help you resolve it.
If you are renting property, it is essential to understand what a landlord’s gas safety certificate looks like. Gas Safety Certificates for Landlords | Rented Property Owners | Home Tenants provides information about the process of getting your rental property inspected by an official company. If you’re not sure which provider will work best for your needs, contact Fix It Fast Plumbers and we’ll help find one in your area!
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