Providing annual safety checks for agents, business owners and landlords. Call us today to discuss your needs with us on 0117 9506143.

 

2016 rates

£65   Safety check one appliance  
£75   Safety check two appliance    
£100 Safety check three appliance

We can also offer discounts for multiple appliances so please feel free to call us on 0117 9506 143  /  07900 570 888.

 

Why you might need a – Landlords Gas Safety Check

Landlords Safety Check

Landlords Gas Safety Check – Landlords have a legal duty to maintain all gas appliances, flues and pipe work, which have been provided for the use of their tenants and must have them checked for safety by a gas safe installer at least every 12 months.

If a landlord does not have a valid gas safety certificate, or does not do work required, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have the power to prosecute. Failure to follow gas safety requirements is a criminal offence and can be punished by fines or imprisonment.

Landlords gas safety check is essential – Landlords have a legal duty to maintain all gas appliances, flues and pipe work, which have been provided for the use of their tenants and have had them checked for safety by a gas safe installer at least once every 12 months, and whenever a new tenant moves in.
If a landlord does not have a valid gas safety certificate, or does not do work required, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has the power to prosecute. Failure to follow gas safety requirements is a criminal offence and can be punished by fines or imprisonment.

 

What we do during your – Landlords Gas Safety Check

For combi boilers, heat only boilers, or system boilers;

  • Test any safety devices including flame failure devices, high limit stats, APS
  • Conduct a flue gas analysis of the products of combustion

Landlords Safety Check

  • Check fan pressure
  • Perform gas valve checks
  • Test expansion vessel for correct pre charge
  • Calculate working Po at P1 point and heat input

 

For back boilers and fires;

  • Remove the fire, combustion cover, lint arrester and heat exchanger protection plates
  • Check pipes in voids are covered, annular space is sealed, sand and cement and fire cement are good condition.
  • Check flue connection to boiler is good and visually good
  • Check safety devices are working and closing the gas valve within 60 secs
  • After 10 mins insert a smoke bomb and check the integrity of the flue
  • Check burner Po on the gas valve and heat input
  • Replace the fire after cleaning radiant’s and burner
  • Perform a spillage test in line with manufacturers instruction
  • Conduct a flue gas analysis of the products of combustion if needed.

*Remember a back boiler needs fresh air to allow safe combustion; this will be in the form of an air vent in the same room as the boiler. If this vent is blocked with news paper or covered over, there is a chance of poor combustion and potential CO poisoning if the flue does not pull.

 

For open flued appliances

  • Remove cover / combustion cover, lint arrester and heat exchanger protection plates
  • Check pipes, sand / cement and fire cement are good condition.
  • Check flue connection to boiler is good and visually good
  • Check draft diverter is in good condition
  • Check safety devices are working and closing the gas valve within 60 secs
  • Check thermo couple and spark electrode for wear and tear
  • After 10 mins insert a smoke bomb and check the integrity of the flue
  • Check burner Po on the gas valve and heat input
  • Perform a spillage test in line with manufacturers instruction
  • Conduct a flue gas analysis of the products of combustion if needed.

*Remember open flued appliances need fresh air to allow safe combustion; this will be in the form of an air vent in the same room as the boiler. If this vent is blocked with news paper or covered over, there is a chance of poor combustion and potential CO poising if the flue does not pull.

 

For cookers, and hobs

  • Fire the burners up and check the flame picture
  • Check operation of controls
  • Close the cooker lid whilst the gas is on, open and confirm gas isolation
  • Check for a bracket or chain holding the appliance to the wall
  • On range masters and gas ovens we check the FSD, and high limit stats
  • Visually inspect for signs of scorching

Above is an outline only. We follow manufacturer’s instructions in line with current building and gas safe regulations when performing safety checks on any gas appliance. We also attend manufacturers training days to take advantage of the procedures that there engineers may use.

For fuel effect fires we require the instructions in order to replace coals in such a way that will not affect the combustion of the appliance.

 

How long does it take to carry out your – Landlords Gas Safety Check?

Combination boilers, heat only boilers, and system boilers will take no more than 30 minutes. Gas fires also around 30 minutes. Back boilers can take up to 1 hour due to the nature of the appliance. See the bottom of this page to identify your boiler.

 

Most common boilers in UK homes needing an annual Landlords Gas Safety Check

WORCESTER; Worcester 24 I Junior, Worcester 24 I Junior, Worcester 28 I Junior, Worcester 28 I Junior, Worcester 25 SI , Worcester 29CDI Classic, Worcester 30CDI, Worcester CDI Compact Worcester 24/28 RSF, Worcester 24/28, 230 series, 230 240 series, 240 BF 240, 240 RSF 280 series, 280 RSF, 350 series, 350 RSF, Highflow 400 series, Highflow 400 BF, Highflow 400 RSF, Greenstar series – Greenstar 40CDi, Greenstar 35CDi, Greenstar 30CDi, Greenstar 25CDi, Greenstar 42CDi, Greenstar 37CDi, Greenstar 30CDi, Greenstar 27CDi, Greenstar 30 HE, Combi Greenstar 25 HE, Combi Greenstar 40 HE, Plus Combi, Greenstar 35 HE, Plus Combi, Greenstar 30 HE, Plus Combi , Greenstar 30 & 40CDi Classic, Regular – Greenstar 28 HE, System Greenstar 29 HE, Conventional Greenstar 40 HE Conventional, Greenstar Highflow 440, Greenstar 40CDi Regular Greenstar 30CDi Regular Greenstar 30CDi System i series, 80ic 80ic 24i 28i Si series -Greenstar 25Si, Greenstar 30Si 24Si II 25Si 28Si 28, Si II i Junior series Greenstar 24 & 28i Junior, Greenstar i System 12, 15, 18 & 24 Greenstar Ri 12, 15, 18 & 24 24i Junior RSF, 28i Junior RSF CDi series – 24CDi BF 24CDi OF 24CDi RSF 26CDi Xtra RSF 28CDi RSF 35CDi 35CDi II RSF CBi series14/19 CBi 19/24 CBi 9/14 CBi SBi series15SBi RSF 24SBi RSF Highflow 400 Electronic series Highflow 400 Electronic BF Highflow 400 Electronic Highflow 400 Electronic RSF

 

VAILLANT; Vaillant eco Tec pro 24, Vaillant eco Tec pro 28, Vaillant eco Tec plus 831 / 837, Vaillant Ecomax pro 18E/ 28e, Turbomax range, eco Tec exclusive, eco Tec plus 600 range, eco Tec plus 400 range/,

 

IDEAL; Ideal vogue, Ideal independents, ideal mexico, ideal icos, ideal isar, ideal logic, ideal logic +, ideal classic, ideal compact , ideal elan, ideal elise, ideaql esprit, ideal europa, ideal evo, excel, ideal henrad, ideal mini, ideal minimisar, ideal optia, ideal response, ideal sprint, ideal systemiser, ideal turbo2-24, ideal wickes

 

BAXI; baxi Duo- tec. Baxi neta-tec, Baxi Avanta, Baxi Bermuda 551 back boilers

 

VIESSMANN;, Vitodens 100-W Vitodens 100-W Open vent Vitodens 100-W P25/P29 Vitodens 200-W Vitodens 111-W, Vitodens 242-F

 

GLOW WORM; Ultracom2 cxi, Ultracom2 35 store, Flexicom cx, Betacom2, Ultimate c, Easicom, Ultracom hxi, Flexicom hx, Ultimate h, System Boiler System Boiler, Ultracom2 sxi, Flexicom sx, Ultimate s

 

How to identify what type of boiler you have at home

combi-boiler

Combi boiler or combination boiler

How to identify a combi boiler?

  • There will be no copper cylinder in your airing cupboard
  • There will be no headers tanks in the loft or cupboards of loft conversions
  • There will just be a single white boiler hung on a wall
  • For bigger properties it may be floor standing
  • There will be six copper pipes coming from or rising up from the boiler

 

System boiler

This type of boiler works alongside a hot water cylinder. When we install these we typically seal the system turning the cylinder into an unvented cylinder and the system pressurized to 1.1bar cold. The boiler contains an expansion vessel for the heating, a pump and safety

system-boiler

controls. Using a programmer you can pre heat the cylinder to provide hot water, or run the pump to provide space heating around your home.

 

 

How to identify a system boiler?

  • There will normally be no header tanks in the loft or cupboards of loft conversions
  • There will be a cylinder in an airing cupboard
  • Above the cylinder there will normally be an expansion vessels ( normally red)
  • There will also be a white boiler on a wall
  • You will have to program in or click on before hot water can be used
  • There will be five copper pipes coming from or rising up from the boiler

 

Open vent boilers including back boilers

This is the traditional system that we find in older vent-boilerproperties. They two work alongside a copper cylinder to provide stored hot water to the property. As this system is not sealed and has open vents, tanks will be in the attic, one small called the f and e tank or feed and expansion tank, and one big called the cwsc, or cold water storage cistern.

 

How to identify an open vent boiler?

  • There will normally be header tanks in the loft or cupboards of loft conversions
  • There will be a cylinder in an airing cupboard
  • There will also be a white boiler on a wall, or the boiler will be behind a fire in the living room
  • You will have to program in or click on before hot water can be used
  • There will be five copper pipes coming from or rising up from the boiler

 

Find your boilers literature here:

Vaillant Boilers

http://www.vaillant.co.uk/downloads/product-Information/combination-boilers/

Viessmann

http://www.viessmann.co.uk/en/detached_semi_detached_houses/Literature.html

Ideal Boilers

http://idealboilers.com/installer/product-literature/

Worcester Bosch Boilers

http://www.worcester-bosch.co.uk/installer/literature/discontinued-product-literature/discontinued-gas-boiler-literature

 

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