Gas Safety Tips

Learn a few gas safety tips for using and maintaining your home appliances.   We all rely on our gas appliances to perform everyday chores – cook, do the dishes, do the laundry, etc – and to keep us warm. While gas appliances are very useful, improper installation, maintenance and use can cause serious safety and health threats to you and your  family.   Gas Safety Tips Here are some gas safety tips for your home: General Safety Tips: Natural gas leak smells like rotten eggs. If you suddenly smell gas, exit your home immediately and call your local fire department from a neighbor’s home or your mobile. Fuel- burning appliances and equipment require adequate ventilation and must be vented outdoors. Make sure not to block the appliances with piles of boxes, other furniture, walls, curtains, etc that can interfere with proper airflow from the appliance. Keep kids away from gas appliances. Never use gas appliances (such as your gas dryer or power washer) to heat the home. Use your home appliances only for their intended functions. Use a qualified contractor and a gas safe registered engineer to do any work on your gas appliances. Schedule your boiler service and maintenance check on your other gas appliances annually. Install a carbon monoxide detector. Make sure the device is installed correctly, tested regularly and maintained properly. Do not store combustibles such as mops or paper near your gas appliances. Do not use and store flammable products near your gas appliances. Educate your family, or anyone living in your home, about emergency procedures. Ensure that everyone knows what emergency number(s) to...

The Significance of Gas Safe Registered Engineers

Who are Gas Safe registered engineers? When we talk about gas heating systems, the term “Gas Safe registered engineers” always crops up. Is it just a classification of workers or is there something special about this breed of professionals in the gas industry? At RJ Gas Appliances Ltd, we pride ourselves of the fact that we only employ Gas Safe registered engineers to render services to our clients. Gas Safe registered engineers are the only people that are legally-certified to render service in gas-related industries. These people have spent time, money and effort to undergo proper training in the installation, repair and inspection of gas appliances that are used for cooking and heating our homes.  They must then undergo rigid examinations in order to get certification the area of gas work that they intend to do.  These certifications are under the United Kingdom Accreditation Service and known as the Nationally Accredited Scheme (ACS), or they may have the equivalen S/NVQ qualifications.  They are accredited only on their areas of competency. After receiving a recognised certification, they must then register with the Gas Safe Register.   It is legally mandated that workers in this industry must register with the Gas Safe Register in order to practice their trade. Only Gas Safe registered engineers are legally allowed to undertake gas works in our home or in commercial gas industries.  People who are not registered are then deemed illegal gas engineers and are accountable to the law. There are many reports of accidents happening, sometimes resulting to dire consequences, because the work done on gas-related installations or repairs were done by illegal gas engineers.  The...

Gas Fire Repair

Need a gas fire repair? Call RJ Gas Appliances Ltd today.   What is a Gas Fire? A gas fire is also called a space heater or a room heater. A gas fire provides heat to a room or a small, enclosed outdoor area. Gas fires are a lot smaller compared  to boilers or  furnaces, and are usually portable. There are also wall mounted types of gas heaters. More specifically, gas fires are categorized into two: Fueled – They are permanently installed and are safe to use if installed properly. The installation and height of the flue provides maximum heat to the room. Non Fueled – This is also commonly called flueless fires, vent free heaters or unvented heaters. They may either be permanently installed or portable. Non fueled heaters are more risky than fueled ones, especially if they are not installed properly. They also require ventilation in the room, and more maintenance than fueled heaters.   Risks Health risks of not following proper procedures include carbon monoxide exposure and increase in dioxide. The former is highly poisonous, and the latter can cause lung diseases. Carbon monoxide is a tasteless, colorless and odorless gas, yet very deadly. Exposure in small amounts can cause nausea and vomiting. Prolonged exposure can cause death. High levels of carbon dioxide in the room prevents the lungs from functioning properly. It cannot properly exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide. Other than possible health issues and dangers of death, gas heaters can also cause fire. Gas Fire Repair Gas fire repair must only be done by Registered Gas Safe Engineers. This kind of heater requires special...

Gas Appliances Repair

If you are looking for Gas Safe Registered engineers who can do you gas appliances repair, RJ Gas Heating Services can definitely help you! Gas appliances is one of our specialty services. We can install, repair and service your gas appliances.   Gas Appliances Here are some of the gas appliances that we cater to: Cooker. A gas cooker is a range or a set of burners whose fuel source is natural gas, liquified petroleum, propane or other similar gas. Repair issues can vary from a simple not heating to a dangerous gas leak. Oven. A gas oven may be attached to the range and cooker, or may be a completely separate unit. Because baking is a more exact art than cooking, a problematic oven can cause a lot of trouble. Water heater. The water heater is one of the most important appliances in your home. Unfortunately, because it is not in use for about half of the entire year, it tends to get rusty when the cold weather starts to come in. Simple issues can cause big inconveniences. Boiler. Your boiler manages the entire heating system of your house. A boiler breakdown is unacceptable especially during the cold seasons. Boiler problems can get annoying and increasingly inconvenient.   Gas Appliances Repair Installation, repair and service for any gas appliance must only be done by Registered Gas Safe engineers. Gas repairs gone wrong have ugly implications. These can lead to broken appliances, fires, carbon monoxide poisoning and leak, and even death. A gas repair done in a Brecon house in 2006 is said to have not been carried out...

Gas cooker repair Leyton E10 East London

RJ Gas Appliances Ltd can get your gas cooker repair needs completed quickly and efficiently. Our team of experienced Registered Gas Safe engineers are very friendly and will answer any questions you may have about your cooker.   Your cooker Your cooker is probably one of the most important appliances in your home. It is where you cook your daily meals. There are many types of cookers to choose from – cooktops or ranges, freestanding or built in, gas or electric. The brand choices have also widened over the past years.   Gas or Electric: The Pros and Cons The first thing you may need to consider is the price. Although electric cookers are cheaper than gas ones, electricity is more expensive than gas. Electric cookers use easier temperature controls and the oven heats more evenly compared to gas-run ovens. Although you will have more choices in terms of style, color and brand with electric cookers, gas cookers heat faster because the fire actually licks your pots and pans.   Always Remember… If you choose to have a gas cooker in your home, always have the installation and repair done only by Registered Gas Safe Engineers.   Gas Cooker Repair: The common problems you will encounter Here are some of the common issues you may encounter with your gas cooker: 1) Cooker not working at all 2) Oven not heating 3) Burner not heating 4) Oven temperature is incorrect 5) Too much smoke 6) Gas odor 7) Noisy surface burner 8) Pilot light is out 9) Gas leak 10) Weak flame   It is important to remember that handling...

Gas dangers in winter and annual checks

In the UK, our winters are getting colder and longer requiring the use of our gas heaters, cookers, and fires. Although this gives us an escape from the cold outside, all gas appliances should be checked annually to make sure they are functioning correctly and working safely. Without these crucial checks you could be exposing you and your family to carbon monoxide poisoning and a variety of other dangers. Our customers need to be aware that there are indicators to show when your appliance isn’t working properly and requires servicing: The flame of your appliance is yellow and ‘lazy’ rather than burning with a ‘crisp’ blue flame. Soot marks or black stains form around your appliance The pilot light isn’t continuously on rather flickers on and off There is a high amount of condensation in the room Overall the appliance isn’t functioning correctly. RJ Gas Appliances Ltd Services provides gas fire service and repairs, boiler service and repairs and other gas appliance checks in the London area. Our company believes that safety and value are key which reflects in our much needed value for money service. Our registered engineers inspect your gas appliances in a number of ways: Inspection of settings to make sure that they are burning correctly and are running at the right operating pressure. Harmful gases such as Carbon Monoxide are being disposed of outside your home effectively. All ventilation such as chimneys and flue are clear and fully functioning All the safety devices are working at full function. As a well established company who has been working for over 35 years within our field we...
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