Author (celinacony). Submitted on Fri, 4 May 2012
There are many projects and repairs around your home that can you can safely take on yourself. Often by doing these yourself, you can save a lot of money. However, when it comes to household gas there is no room for error. Gas is highly flammable and leaks can lead to highly damaging and dangerous consequences. Do not mess with the gas system in your home under any circumstances. In many areas, it is required by law that you only use a certified gas engineer Milton Keynes to maintain and repair any gas related piping and appliances in your home.
If you smell gas in your home, evacuate immediately and call the gas company. You may know of friends or neighbors who work as general handymen or contractors. You may even know someone who works for the gas company. Do not let anyone other than a registered gas engineer Milton Keynes to enter your home and try to resolve a potential gas leak. What you can do is turn off the gas valve on the exterior of your home to prevent further leakage as much as possible. Remember to have the gas engineer turn your gas back on before leaving the premises of your home.
While safety is the most important concern, there are other reasons that using a gas engineer is important. Typically, homeowner’s insurance policies will not reimburse claims for services relating to gas unless they were performed by a gas engineer Milton Keynes who is fully accredited. Some homeowner’s insurance policies deny claim on gas work if the system has not been installed or regularly maintained by a certified gas engineer.
Should you have reason to invite a gas engineer into your home, avoid being a victim or fraud. Ensure that any technician is a registered gas engineer. By law, anyone who intends to work on gas systems must be registered prior to working on any system. Any gas engineer should have proof of their registration that they can show you. If they don’t, don’t let them work on your system.
If you are engaging in building or remodeling that requires hook up of a gas appliance or installation of a gas system, you will also want to use a registered gas engineer. Ideally, find a gas engineer Milton Keynes that comes with high recommendations. This will result in your having a trusted technician you can call for service after the appliance or system has been installed. It will also increase your chances of gaining assistance if work is done incorrectly or unsatisfactorily.
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