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    1. Gas leaking in a property, what is your company approach once on site?
    2. What are the basic checks before I call a heating engineer?

1. Gas leaking in a property, what is your company approach once on site?

At gas meter it is very easy to confirm if there is a gas leaking within a property, but it isn't always straightforward to find the actual leaking point, as a pin hole or loose joint might be in a concealed space alone the gas pipes, either behind walls or under floor boards.

We will charge you one hour labour for £60. We check gas meter and nearby outlet pipe work, we also check gas appliances eg a boiler, cooker and gas fire. For obvious reasons, we can’t check every section of the pipe work, as access is required.

We can’t promise to find the leaking and get it repaired on very first visit, so we might still leave your gas off, but most likely we have narrowed the leaking down to a specific direction or branch.

(Last edited on 27/05/2022)

2. What are the basic checks before I call a heating engineer?

    1. Write down any error code if there is, then reset, or switch off and back on your boiler and controls.
    2. Check boiler or system pressure, need to be above 1.0 bar.
    3. Make sure not run out gas at the meter.
    4. For a radia frequency stat, check and replace batteries, and re-pair stat and receiver if necessary.

(Last edited on 12/07/2022)

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