4 Simple Steps to Ensure Your Home Is Gas Safe This Year
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When you hear "Dyno", drains might spring to mind. You'd be right to think that – we've been solving the country's drainage issues for over 50 years. But did you know we're gas and heating experts too?
This year we're proud to be supporting Gas Safety Week, happening from the 19th–25th September. By taking part, we're aiming to raise awareness of the importance of looking after your gas appliances - such as your boiler or oven - at home.
Why is this an important issue? Worryingly, if gas appliances aren't well maintained they can cause problems. Big ones. Gas leaks, fires, explosions and even carbon monoxide poisoning can occur when they're not properly looked after.
Whilst you might be able to see and hear a fire or explosion, carbon monoxide poisoning is silent – you can't smell, taste or hear it. That's what makes it so dangerous.
This is why we're encouraging all our customers to carry out these simple checks on their gas appliances to make sure their home is safe:
- Check your gas appliances every year
Gas appliances should be safety checked once a year and serviced regularly by a Gas Safe registered engineer. At Dyno all of our engineers are Gas Safe registered, meaning your gas appliances are in safe, experienced hands. Tenants – make sure your landlord arranges this. Set a reminder so you don't forget at www.staygassafe.co.uk.
- Check for warning signs your appliances aren't working correctly
e.g. lazy yellow or orange flames instead of crisp blue ones, black marks on or around the appliance and too much condensation in the room.
- Know the six signs of carbon monoxide poisoning
Headaches, dizziness, breathlessness, nausea, collapse and loss of consciousness.
- Have an audible carbon monoxide alarm
This will alert you if there is carbon monoxide in your home.
Make sure your gas appliances are running safe and efficiently this year.