During the winter, sometimes it's not enough to throw on another jumper. If your tenants are planning to use additional heaters in the property, here are some useful tips you can share with them.
If you’re providing a gas heater, ensure it conforms to British Standards. All gas appliances, including a gas fire or heater should be safety checked once a year and serviced regularly according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Gas Safe Register is the official list of gas engineers who are qualified to work safely and legally on gas appliances. Getting your gas appliances checked by a Gas Safe registered engineer will help ensure that your tenants are safe. Click here to find out more.
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Open fires and chimneys
If the weather outside is frightful, a lovely open fire can be delightful. Before your tenants start stoking the fire, here are a few tips on how to stay safe:
Burn only recommended fuels and avoid overloading the grate or building fires too high. Equally, let fires burn down before going to bed. Check the hearth, floor and furnishings near the fire for sparks or embers.
If in doubt, here are a few simple precautions to take if your tenants are using additional heaters:
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