It’s time to get serious! Think back: when was the last time you had your gas heater serviced?
Have you ever had it serviced? Have you had your gas hot water system checked lately? These are all important questions gas appliance users need to ask themselves for safety reasons.
We recently attended an emergency call out where a customer had an old space heater that had begun leaking gas. The customer had fallen asleep in the middle of the day, and awoke chocking and coughing to find the room was full of gas.
The faulty unit was around 40-50 years old, and had not been regularly serviced; therefore the fault was not detected and the issue could not be prevented. The customer was extremely lucky to have woken when they did.
We were able to respond to the call and remove the gas heater so no further risk was posed to the customer.
It is so important to regularly test your space heaters and Gas hot water systems to avoid encountering gas leaks or other related problems in the future.
At Seaview, we are able to respond to call outs where we can check your gas pipework for leaks and service any appliances.
So please, stay warm this winter, but remember to be safe and have your gas appliances serviced!