Gas Safety Inspections and
Boiler Servicing

What is a gas safety check?

A gas safety check involves a Gas Safe registered engineer inspecting your gas appliances. They will check the appliance is working correctly and will check the following four areas:

  • Gas appliances are on the right setting and burning correctly with the correct operating pressure
  • Harmful gases are being removed from the appliance safely to the air outside
  • That any ventilation routes are clear and working properly
  • All the safety devices are working

The check will identify any defects which require remedial work. You should have a gas safety check every year. If you are a landlord this is the law.

What is a service?

Whilst a gas safety check assesses the basic safety of a gas appliance a service will consist of a full check of a gas appliance and the engineer is likely to take the appliance apart to inspect it. The engineer will assess the physical condition of the appliance, installation pipework, air vents and any flues for deterioration. They will carry out performance tests and take any necessary remedial action.

An annual service is essential to maintain the warranty on your boiler.

Appliances should be serviced regularly in accordance with manufacturer ’s instructions. Servicing your gas appliances regularly will make sure they are safe to use. It will also maintain your appliances efficiency and performance.

Boiler Service Checklist

  • A visual check to ensure your boiler still meets current standards (such as electricity regulations, gas safety regulations, building regulations etc)
  • Boiler fired to identify any working faults
  • Boiler casing removed to check all main boiler components (burner, heat exchanger, main injector, spark/sensor probe)
  • Checks to ensure flue terminals are unobstructed and internal flue components are sealed properly
  • Gas valve adjusted to check that burner is combusting efficiently and properly (normally using a flue gas analyser)
  • Inside casing surfaces cleaned
  • Boiler parts cleaned if necessary
  • Gas tightness test conducted to ensure no leaks
  • Boiler casing put back on - check that properly sealed
  • You will receive a service report that shows everything the engineer has done to maintain your boiler

If you wish to book a gas safety inspection
please contact us.