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Boiler Service

Boiler Service

A gas boiler can be one of the hardest working appliances in your home and, as a result, they can wear down faster than other appliances. Although, boilers can be very efficient and contribute to energy savings in the home, it is important to get your boiler safety checked and serviced on a regular basis. A faulty boiler can lead to higher energy costs and is also a serious safety concern as they may start leaking poisonous carbon monoxide fumes.

It is also important to note that manufacturers warranties will be void without a regular service. Simple faults affecting your boiler are usually easy to fix but, left unchecked these can lead to bigger and more expensive problem such as the replacement of the whole gas boiler.

The Difference Between a Boiler Service and a Landlord’s Gas Safety Check

Whilst it is prudent for homeowners to have their boilers regularly serviced it is a legal requirement for landlords to give all gas appliances an annual safety check by a registered gas safety engineer.

Although a boiler service may be part of a gas safety inspection, boiler services on their own are not the equivalent of a gas safety check.

Landlord Gas Safety Check & CP12 Certificate

Although, DK Hughes advocate the benefits and importance of gas safety checks in all properties. If you are a landlord you are legally obliged to provide an annual gas safety check on each gas appliance. These checks will be carried out by our registered gas safety / OFTEC engineer who will issue the CP12 Certificate which the landlord must make available to their residents. During a gas safety check on your boiler our engineers will perform the following checks:

  • We will ensure that the boiler appliance is working at the correct operating pressure.
  • Inspect the ventilation and confirm that flues and chimneys are clear to safely emit gases and fumes outside.
  • Examine the boiler for gas tightness.
  • Test for leakages of harmful gases or combustible products.
  • Ensure that all the safety devices and components are working properly.

What information can you expect to see on a Landlords Gas Safety record?

The gas safety check record will be completed by the gas safety engineer and will include details of what is working and (potentially) what is not working. This record will provide you with the following information:

  • The date and address the gas safety was completed.
  • The name and address of the landlord/homeowner.
  • The results of operational safety checks carried out on all gas appliances.
  • The location of each gas appliance checked in the property.
  • A list of any identified defects and a recommendation of how to fix it.
  • The full name and signature of the engineer who completed the check.

Boiler Servicing

The most common problems involving boilers are due to inactivity and hence, the period after the summer months are usually the peak times for boiler repairs. As a result, we recommend that you book a gas boiler service before the end of the summer. DK Hughes will provide you with a comprehensive boiler service including:

  • The removal of the boiler casing to inspect the main components.
  • Inspect the boiler controls to ensure they are functioning properly.
  • Test the flue to ensure it’s not releasing any unsafe fumes.
  • Check the gas pressure.
  • Examine signs of corrosion or leaks.
  • Reattach the casing and check the seals
  • Provide you with an information checklist about your boiler’s safety

Gas hob Servicing

It is important regularly service and safety check all of your gas appliances.

Servicing a gas hob and cooker involves the same amount of detailed inspection as that afforded to a gas boiler. These checks must be carried out with a registered gas safety engineer and will be tailored to your appliance manufacturers instructions. Checks will include:

  • A general inspection of the condition, age and functionality of the hob and cooker.
  • Test to the effectiveness of the sealing.
  • Examining the cleanliness of the heat exchangers
  • Inspecting flues, vents, pipework for signs of ventilation.
  • Analysing combustion gases hob to ensure the hob and cooker is burning gas safely.

Our engineer will ensure that the tested appliances are safe to use and meet their performance requirements.

Need a Boiler Service or a Gas Safety Check?

DK Hughes offer a fully comprehensive service and our experienced team of registered gas safety engineers are ready to assist you with whatever work you require. Please contact our team today and schedule your service

  • Gas safe registered
  • Quick call out
  • 24 hour callout
  • Competitive quotes

Book an appointment with a heating engineer:
Call 0161 746 8000 or eMail .