If you rent out property in the Caterham area, you probably already know that you have to have gas safety inspections in order for that property to be rented out legally. However, this is something that is worth discussing for anyone that is new to renting a property and may not yet realize everything that is involved in obtaining a gas safety certificate. This certificate must be in your possession in order for you to rent property out to tenants. Fortunately, we at Heat-Tec specialize in these types of gas safety inspections in and around the Caterham area.
Inspections Carried Out In Caterham
As a landlord, you must have a gas safety certificate that you can present upon request. Legally, you are not able to have tenants until you have one of these in your possession and you ensure that it remains current. Why is this important? It helps to ensure that the appliances and the gas system in the structure that you are renting is safe, free from leaks and capable of performing correctly. It is put in place in order to ensure that tenants will be safe in the structures that they rent out. That is why the certificate is required for any landlord. Fortunately, our technicians can provide such a certificate as long as the system checks out and there are no deficiencies. In fact, all of our technicians are gas safe engineers that are capable of performing a spot inspection and then issuing a certificate unless they find a problem. They are registered and well-qualified in accordance with Gas Safety Regulations 1998. According to those same regulations, you must have your gas safety certificate renewed every 12 months, so it is imperative that you find a company that you can trust and that you find one that is capable of getting the job done quickly and efficiently as opposed to taking far too long to send someone out to the property.
Performing a Comprehensive Inspection
The first thing that we do is send out one of our certified expert technicians to your location. In order to perform the inspection, it is necessary to check all appliances within the structure in order to ensure that there are no obvious problems found and that they meet with manufacturer’s recommendations. In addition, we test both standing pressure and working pressure, provided that test points are provided. We also look at things like burner pressure and the gas rate on appliances, comparing the information obtained during the inspection with the information in the manufacturer data. If it matches, you are in good shape. Otherwise, additional maintenance might have to be performed in order to pass the inspection. We also check the flue flow to guard against the possibility of emissions coming back into the house and we always perform a check of devices used for flame failure, as well as the physical stability of the overall appliances themselves. We also take things a step further and check the ventilation inside the structure itself. It is essential that the ventilation not pose any problems with regard to potential leaks or emissions problems. In other words, the structure must be well ventilated and every appliance in the structure must be working properly in order for us to issue the certificate.
The Next Step
After our technicians have completed the inspection, you can be issued a certificate right away if everything checks out and no problems are found. Even if problems do exist, our staff will work with you in order to advise you on the necessary repairs that need to be made. Furthermore, our technicians are capable of making those repairs themselves, thereby giving you the greatest chance of getting the certificate you need as quickly as possible. As soon as the repairs are made, an additional inspection can be made in order to ensure that everything is now working properly. If no additional problems are found, a certificate can be issued immediately. This provides a number of benefits for you, our customer. Because we place such a high value on customer service, it helps to ensure that you won’t be stuck waiting forever for another inspection once the repairs have been carried out. Since we handle both repairs and inspections, we can conduct the necessary repairs and then have the entire system inspected right away, often concurrently. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about a lot of extensive delays as the direct result of having to make certain repairs before you can be issued a certificate.
It Comes Down To a Matter of Safety
In the end, everything we do comes down to a matter of safety. That is the reason you need to have a certificate in the first place. It is also the reason that our technicians take so much time in order to carefully check everything. We never cut corners because we want to ensure that everything is done correctly. That is also why we can have the system repaired and then re-inspected very quickly. The entire process is designed to keep everyone involved safer than they might otherwise be.
Fortunately, you know that you have somebody that you can rely on. By contacting us at Heat-Tec, you are getting a company that has a wealth of experience when it comes to these types of inspections and repairs. This is invaluable because you know that you are not just being told information that may or may not be correct. Instead, you are getting information from a company that knows what it’s doing and is going to be honest and upfront with you at every level. If you need to have your property inspected, contact us at Heat-Tec by calling 020 3369 8682. We will be more than happy to work with you in order to get an inspection set up right away. This in turn can help you get that certificate so you can start renting the property as quickly as possible. It also gives you the peace of mind of knowing that everything has been carefully checked and that the system truly does pass one of the most thorough inspections of its type.