14th December 2010
Homeowners 'should have gas appliances checked'
Gas appliances and central heating systems should be checked before more cold weather grips the country.
That is if advice from Gas Safe is anything to go by, as the organisation has suggested people may be subject to burst or frozen pipes, which could result in a home insurance claim.
It stated that gas leaks can result in fires or explosions if left untreated, so calling a professional before freezing temperatures hit is recommended.
Paul Johnston, chief executive of Gas Safe Register, said: "Prepare for the winter by making sure your gas boilers, cookers and fires have been annually serviced by a Gas Safe registered engineer."
What's more, some homeowners could be left without heat or power should their appliances fail, which could cause problems if the predicted cold spell materialises.
The Met Office has suggested snow, sleet and rain could turn to widespread ice at the end of this week, as a result of rapidly-clearing skies and plummeting temperatures.
Posted by David Leonard
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