Gas Appliance Spares is urging gas engineers and installers to plan ahead for the upcoming colder months by stocking up on vital gas spare parts.
It won’t be long until homeowners turn their boilers back on to cope with the cooler weather conditions. 21 million households in the UK use gas for heating, hot water and cooking. The GAS Safe Register has found that one in six gas appliances are unsafe.
Common causes of unsafe appliances are badly-fitted and poorly-serviced equipment. Another significant factor is gas appliances which have been installed by unregistered gas safe fitters.
Gas appliances which are unsafe can put people at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, gas leaks, fires and explosions. There have been 21 deaths and over 800 gas-related injuries in the last three years.
Gas Safety Week is just around the corner on the September 18-24, 2017. This represents an ideal time to highlight the urgency of having a service and gas safety check of all appliances in the home, at least once a year.
It’s crucial to stock up on spare parts now, to be ready for the inevitable gas emergencies and issues that will subsequently occur.
Gas Appliance Spares manager, Ross Graham, said: “As summer comes to an end, it provides an appropriate time for installers and engineers to plan ahead for the upcoming busy months of call-outs. By being one step ahead, stocking up on spare parts will ensure that you complete jobs efficiently and quickly, allowing you to move swiftly onto the next job. It makes business sense to be organised and provide an excellent service to your customers.”