Gas appliance repairs: Rotherham illegal gas fitter fined after gas fire installation put family in danger

An unqualified and unregistered gas fitter from Wickersley, Rotherham, has been fined after putting a family in danger of explosion and carbon monoxide poisoning. Thomas Atkinson, of Radley Avenue, was fined £5, 000 with £352 in costs after admitting to several breaches of the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 in a hearing at…

How unsafe plumbing repairs can lead to Legionnaire’s Disease

Most people don’t realise exactly how dangerous plumbing problems can be. Our drainage and plumbing cover team frequently see households where the plumbing system is potentially contaminated, which can lead to a wide range of different illnesses. What is Legionnaire’s Disease? One of the main health problems plumbing engineers are concerned about is Legionnaire’s Disease.…

Prevent CO poisoning with annual gas boiler services

Annual boiler services and carbon monoxide alarms are a great way to keep your family safe, and are strongly recommended by the boiler breakdown specialists at 247 Home Rescue. These simple, affordable measures could make all the difference to your health and safety and could prove invaluable, preventing boiler breakdowns and reducing the risk of…

Landlords ‘negligent towards their gas safety obligations’

You might imagine that tenants are less likely to be affected by Carbon Monoxide (CO) poisoning than homeowners. While landlords and local authorities are legally obliged to perform annual gas appliance safety checks for tenants, and have certain obligations regarding the provision of CO detectors, homeowners have no such obligations, and you might assume that this…

Why should you buy boiler breakdown cover?

For many homeowners their boiler is the most expensive appliance in their house. If it breaks down, the repair bill will often end up in the hundreds of pounds. If it can’t be repaired then the bill for a new boiler will be more than a thousand pounds. These considerations by themselves are enough to…