During bad weather and sudden temperature drops (e.g. when we have a snow!) your boiler can stop working. This simple video courtesy of Worcester Bosch shows the why's and what to try before reaching for the phone. The video applies to many, if not all makes and models of condensing boilers (be they Heat Only, Combination, and System style), which you can normally safely assume you have if there is (usually a white) plastic water waste pipe underneath the boiler.
The Gas Safe Register is the official list of gas engineers who are qualified to work safely and legally on gas appliances. By law, all gas engineers must be on the Gas Safe Register. It replaced CORGI.
All Gas Safe registered engineers carry a Gas Safe Register ID card. Before any gas work is carried out always check the card and make sure the engineer is qualified for the work you need doing.
Badly fitted and poorly serviced appliances can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide is a highly poisonous gas. You can’t see it, taste it or smell it, but it can kill quickly with no warning.
Always ask for a Gas Safe registered engineer and always ask to see their ID card. If you suspect anyone to be working illegally report them to Gas Safe Register. If you have had gas work done in your property in the last six months, you can nominate it for a free gas safety inspection. For more information and to find and check an engineer go to www.GasSafeRegister.co.uk or call 0800 408 5500. Take care, be Gas Safe.
Protect yourself from the dangers by following these simple steps: