called out to a fractured pipe on a garden tap , no access from the kitchen so bricks have to come out to aid repair
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) state:
“Landlords have a duty of care to their tenants. This is a legal duty to repair and maintain gas pipework, flues and appliances in a safe condition, to ensure an annual gas safety check on each appliance and flue, and to keep a record of each safety check.
In the event you are unable to gain access to the property, e.g., refusal of access due to tenants self-isolating, or if you are unable to engage a registered gas engineer to carry out the work due to a shortage of available engineers, you will be expected to be able to demonstrate that you took reasonable steps to comply with the law. This will need to include records of communication with the tenant and details of your engineers attempts to gain access. You should seek to arrange the safety check as soon as all parties are available.
If you anticipate difficulties in gaining access as the COVID-19 situation progresses, you have the flexibility to carry out annual gas safety checks two months before the deadline date. Landlords can have the annual gas safety checks at their properties carried out any time from 10 to 12 calendar months after the previous check and still retain the original deadline date as if the check had been carried out exactly 12 months after the previous check.
You are encouraged to arrange your annual gas safety checks as early as possible, as a contingency against tenants being in self-isolation for a period of 14 days (in line with current guidelines), or gas engineers being unavailable due to illness. The two-month period to carry out annual gas safety checks should provide adequate resilience in most situations.
£25 winter special heating system check till the end of March 2020
Locally based heating and plumbing business based in Crossens southport , now is the time of year to have your heating system checked out for the coming winter months .
Intergas boiler are a fairly new addition to the British boiler market , they launched in the UK some years ago and are now carving out a chunk in the market. Why are these boilers so good well basically there a very simple design with little to go wrong. They boast huge flow rates through the heat exchanger and the need for a secondary hot water heat exchanger has been removed.
Intergas as a company have listened to the installer and produced a fantastic boiler. Engineers all over the country are raving about these boilers thus there growing the market %. The top of the range boiler even has a built in radio receiver for a external Honeywell programmable thermostat. Hot water flow rates are very important and the range of Intergas boilers has it in spades . Basically how fast your hot water flows out of your taps is depend what flow rate the boiler will heat it at. A little known fact about Intergas boilers in there entire history they have never had a mechanical failure of a heat exchanger. If you want a fantastic boiler on the wall choose a Intergas boiler.
Most boilers are repairable therefore the need for a new one can be eliminated but there are exceptions that can lead to boiler replacements .
1.The efficiency rating of the boiler , all modern boilers are at least A rated now.
2. Water leaks which that can also cause damage to the electrics.
3. A clogged main heat exchanger.
4. Poor water temperatures and restricted hot water flow rate.
5. Main parts need replacement i.e. PCB water manifold .
These are some concerns when considering a replacement
When considering replacing your existing boiler the listed items below are a consideration.
1. Energy rating .
2. warranty period .
3. Part prices .
4. How easy is the new boiler to work on if and when repairs are needed .
5.Company backup in regards to repairs under warranty .
6 . reviews linked to the boiler you choose .
7. Price .
8. Fitting engineers credentials .
9. Power output .
10. Size in regards to will it fit in the space specified .
11. maintenance access .
12. Flow rates it deliver’s in hot water mode .
13. Will it accommodate extra radiators if you extend the house and the system .