DIY boiler repairs raise safety concerns

A boiler is a fuel-burning vessel that we use to keep our homes warm. Boilers are complex and should only ever be worked on by a Gas Safe registered engineer who is suitably qualified to install, service and repair boilers. Despite this, many DIYers still attempt their own boiler repairs.

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Around 30 people per year die of carbon monoxide poisoning, including from faulty boilers. Carbon monoxide is a silent killer and is undetectable by sight, smell, or taste. Despite the danger of carbon monoxide poisoning, many households still continue to take risks when dealing with their appliances.

In a recent survey, almost half of participants admitted that they would attempt their own boiler repairs, even though this could potentially endanger themselves and their families and put their homes at risk.

It is recommended that all boilers are serviced yearly, to ensure that they are working correctly and safely. Despite this, 30% admitted to only servicing their boilers every 2 years. 10% of respondents admitted to not servicing their boilers at all.

Boiler Servicing

An experienced and registered gas engineer can carry out boiler servicing annually, for a competitive price and at a convenient time. Appointments are quick and straightforward to book. A regular service gives you the peace of mind that your heating system is working correctly in readiness for the colder months, and that it is working safely. Any problems can be identified long before they become risks.

If you require Cheltenham boiler servicing, visit a specialist such as for help and advice.

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A fully working heating system is crucial in the colder months to keep you and your family warm and comfortable. Those who are very young, elderly, or who have pre-existing health conditions rely on warmth to keep them healthy.

Gabriel Montgomery

Gabriel Montgomery

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