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 Oven Repair

Our Gas Safe Registered engineers can handle any gas oven repair in your home. Gas Ovens: A Quick Introduction Gas ovens may use different types of gas. Some gases used in ovens are butane, propane, liquified petroleum gas and natural gas. These are used as the fuel source for the oven. The earliest use of a gas cooker and oven was in 1802. All of the food served at a dinner hosted by Zachaeus Winzler were cooked on a gas cooker and the attached oven compartment. More gas cooker inventions came out in the 1820s. In 1826, James Sharp patented his gas stove in England and began selling it to the public in 1834. The oven is usually attached to the cooker. This is called a range. Ranges vary depending on the design and style. There are freestanding ranges, slide in ranges, or you may opt to put a separate cooker on a cooktop and a wall oven.   Common Gas Oven Problems When your oven acts up, you may have a big problem in your hands. Not only are home cooked meals put to a halt, you will be more pressured if you’re preparing for a party or dinner for guests. Here are some of the most common gas oven repair issues our customers come across: Oven does not turn on Oven light is on but oven is not heating Oven is hotter than the temperature its set for Timer is not working Self -clean feature is not working Oven door does not close Oven door gets very hot Oven door does not open The oven light either...

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...

Gas Cooktop Common Questions and Answers

Gas cooktop problems? Here’s a few of the common questions we get asked, and would like to share with you the answers, it’s our honor, and privilege to be of service to our friends and neighbors in the East London area. Hey RJ, what does it mean if I smell Gas? If you’re not cooking, and you pick up the scent of gas, then there’s most definitely a problem that needs looking into. First things first, disconnect the gas cooktop from whatever power source it’s using. You can call the local gas company and have them investigate it, or, call up the professionals at RJ Gas and we’ll hurry on over and sort you out. Hey RJ why is my gas cooktop temperature wrong? The temperature is typically under the command of a thermostat, which itself employs a capillary, along with a liquid filled bulb. As this bulb heats up and expands, it can pinch the diaphragm that serves as the doorway switch between the gas and the burner. Thermostats can lose calibrations, bulbs can loosen from its cradle, and the result can be faulty readings. If you need help, RJ Gas will send a technician on over to not only fix the problem, but physically show you things you can try if it happens again. Hey RJ why is my gas cooktop getting really hard to start? So you’re turning any one of the little knobs to try and light a burner, and hearing the click sounds from the igniter, but it takes a while to get going. Despite being able to visibly see the sparks, and smell...
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