Buying a new home is an exciting and yet terrifying time. There is so much to do before the moving date with setting up utilities, organising a removal company and packing all of your belongings into boxes.
One thing that can be overlooked is getting a Gas Safety Check on the property.
When moving into a new home, it isnâ€™t often at the front of your mind that most homes are only new to you and are effectively pre-loved or second hand.
This means you have no idea what condition the gas equipment is in when you move into the property â€“ and, as houses are essentially â€˜sold as seenâ€™, it is up to you to check.
Whilst it is only a legal requirement for landlords to have Gas Safety Certificates, it is advisable for anyone buying a new home to get one – for peace of mind more than anything else.
If there is something wrong with the gas supply to your new-to-you home the results can be catastrophic. Gas appliances can leak which can result in explosions, carbon monoxide poisoning or house fires.
All of this is avoided with a gas safety check. They have to be carried out by a Gas Safe registered engineer and will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. The engineer will check your boiler and hot water cylinder as well as checking the connection from your appliances, like a gas cooker, to the supply.
If any repairs are needed and can be repaired on the spot they will be. 30 minutes isnâ€™t long to ensure the safety of your family.
If you would like to book a Gas Safety Check with one of our Gas Safety engineers then please contact Centraheat Heating and Plumbing Ltd today. With gas, it really is better to be safe than sorry.