Gas Boilers - Your Safety Our Responsibility!
If you have a gas boiler and you live in one of our properties we need to service your boiler every year. Sounds excessive? It isn't.
In fact, as your landlord we have a legal obligation to ensure that the gas boiler in your home is serviced every year. Why? To make sure that it is working correctly, not leaking potentially deadly carbon monoxide and that your health and wellbeing is not at risk.
Carbon Monoxide is a highly poisonous gas given off when fuels including gas are burnt and if your heating appliances are not working correctly, the flue is blocked or the room is not ventilated correctly, then carbon monoxide can build up quickly and suffocate those inside.
Most of our residents understand and appreciate the need for this annual service and work with us to ensure the work can be carried out. However, unfortunately there are a few who think that this annual service is not necessary and who do not allow contractors entry to their home, meaning that their boiler remains untested.
A boiler service is quick and clean so please help us to ensure that you and your family do not become a statistic. It's easy to arrange. Our contractor Westward Energy Services will contact you when your boiler needs a service and all you have to do is agree a time which is convenient for you.
If you keep your arranged appointment you will not only know that your home is safe, but you will also be placed in our monthly draw for a £50 prize.
Did you know that on average 50 people die from carbon monoxide poisoning each year in the UK? 200 are seriously injured and another 4,000 people are affected each year, facing the possibility of long-lasting effects on their health?
Have your gas boiler serviced every year - you know it makes sense.
What should I do if I smell gas?
If you smell gas:
- Open all the windows and doors to ventilate your property
- Switch off the appliance
- Phone the National Gas Emergency Helpline immediately on 0800 111 999
- If you can, turn off the gas supply at the mains
- Contact Tai Tarian's Repairs Helpline on 0300 777 3000
- DO NOT use any electrical switches or naked flames