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C Squared’s team of trusted electricians have gained a reputation over the years for their meticulous attention to detail, ensuring the safety of all customers is always our top priority. Having recently expanded our services to include domestic and commercial gas engineering work, we’re showing our continued commitment to safeguarding the wellbeing of our customers by getting behind Gas Safety Week.   

Running 16th – 22nd October, Gas Safety Week sees organisations from across the UK working together to raise awareness of the dangers of poorly maintained gas appliances, which can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning. We’re doing our bit by sharing our top tips for keeping your home safe.

  1. Make sure all your gas appliances are serviced each year. If you rent your home, you should request a copy of your landlord’s Gas Safety certificate to ensure all checks are up to date.

  2. Look out for any potential warning signs that your gas appliances aren’t working properly such as gas hobs and fires burning with a yellow flame instead of a crisp blue flame, black soot marks on or around the appliance, or an accumulation of condensation in the room.

  3. Many gas appliances need ventilation to function safely correctly so be sure to keep them free from obstruction.

  4. Fit a carbon monoxide alarm and test it regularly.

  5. Familiarise yourself with the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning which includes headaches, dizziness, breathlessness, nausea, collapse and loss of consciousness.

  6. Only ever use a professional Gas Safe registered engineer to install, service or repair or your appliances. To check if your engineer is on the official Gas Safe Register, go to www.gassaferegister.co.uk.

  7. On arrival, your gas engineer should present you with their Gas Safe Register ID card. Check both sides of this card to confirm they are fully qualified for the job.

If you’re looking for a reliable Gas Safe registered engineer to take on a domestic or commercial project, get in touch via c2-me.co.uk or call 0131 370 0446 today.

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