The problems that can arise from a poorly maintained gas appliance are widely reported in media.
The issues can range from customer inconvience caused by a troublesome appliance, right through to the other extreme, and deaths by Carbon Monoxide poisoning.
These cases are rare (around 600 deaths in the last 15 years) and regular maintenance by a Gas Safe qualified engineer should elimainate any chance of problems occuring.
In addition to the safety aspects of regular servicing, there are many other reasons to properly maintain your gas appliances. These include;
♦ Increased efficency and performance
♦ Reduced breakdown and repair costs
♦ Reduced fuel/energy bill costs
♦ Ensure insurance validity
♦ Maintain legal obligations (landlords)
Any maintenance work undertaken on a gas appliance must be performed by a Gas Safe Registered Engineer