Gas Safety Week - 15 - 21 September 2014 - Tell everyone and make your home safer

on Sunday, 24 August 2014.

Gas Safety Week - 15 - 21 September 2014 - Tell everyone and make your home safer

Everyone at Associated Response is proud to be supporting Gas Safety Week 2014, taking place 15th – 21st September.

Gas Safety Week is an annual event to raise awareness of gas safety and the importance of taking care of your gas appliances. It is co-ordinated by Gas Safe Register, the official list of gas engineers who are legally allowed to work on gas.

Badly fitted and poorly serviced gas appliances can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning. Every year thousands of people across the UK are diagnosed with carbon monoxide poisoning. It is a highly poisonous gas. You can’t see it, taste it or smell it, but it can kill quickly with no warning.

By taking care of your gas appliances properly you are taking care of your home and your loved ones. Watch this video and follow these few simple checks to keep you and your family safe.

  • Check your gas appliances every year. Gas appliances should be safety checked once a year and serviced regularly by a Gas Safe registered engineer. Tenants – make sure your landlord arranges this.
  • Check your engineer is Gas Safe registered. You can find and check an engineer at www.GasSafeRegister.co.uk - our registration number is 501758 - click HERE for our link on the Gas Safety website.

  • Check your engineer’s Gas Safe Register ID card. Make sure they are qualified for the work you need doing. Every one of the engineers at Associated Response is registered with their own number. You can find this information on the back of the card.

  • Check for warning signs your appliances aren’t working correctlye.g. lazy yellow or orange flames instead of crisp blue ones, black marks on or around the appliance and too much condensation in the room.
  • Know the six signs of carbon monoxide poisoning – headaches, dizziness, breathlessness, nausea, collapse and loss of consciousness.

  • Have an audible carbon monoxide alarm. This will alert you if there is carbon monoxide in your home.

For gas safety advice contact Associated Response 020 8366 6420 or the Gas Safe Register website at www.GasSafeRegister.co.uk. Alternatively call the free helpline on 0800 408 5500.

Landlord? Book your annual boiler service and save £30 on the CP12

on Wednesday, 19 March 2014.

Save money by getting your boiler service and CP12 at the same time

Landlord? Book your annual boiler service and save £30 on the CP12

Every year by law, landlords have to provide a CP12 - otherwise known as a Gas Safety Certificate for all gas appliances in their rental properties. How about having the boiler serviced at the same time?

We have researched prices on the net -


- A boiler service in London is between £60 - £80 plus VAT, if not more, NPower quote at least £99.

- The average cost of a Gas Safe Certificate CP12 is £40 plus VAT for 1 appliance (NB we do up to 4 appliances for the same price).

The best price for both? £100 plus VAT

A boiler service with Associated Response starts at just £60 Smile. Until the end of April - book a service and CP12 at the same time and we will do the CP12 for just £10 (instead of £40) Wink

IT'S THE BEST PRICE YOU WILL FIND.

Often if a boiler fails the certificate, it's an expensive repair that follows - that may have been avoided with an annual service - same principle as running a car. Would you go for years without having your car serviced - and just wait for it to break down?

- An annual gas service proves the maxim prevention is better (and cheaper) than cure.

- Practical savings of 10 - 15% on your energy bill according to the Carbon Trust.

- And thirdly, for the warranty to be valid, boiler manufacturers stipulate an annual service by registered gas engineers.

Give us a ring at Associated Response - all we need to know is what make and model your boiler is, and when we can attend.

REMEMBER ALWAYS USE GAS SAFE REGISTERED ENGINEERS - THAT'S WHAT WE ARE AT ASSOCIATED RESPONSE


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When did you last have your boiler serviced?

on Monday, 20 January 2014.

When did you last have your boiler serviced?

Your boiler is one of the most important appliances in your property, when did you last have it serviced? And not only your boiler, what about other gas appliances?

To protect you and your family you should get your appliances - in particular a boiler and hob - serviced every year. Left unchecked a fault can lead to a dangerous leak, carbon monoxide poisoning, an explosion, as well as wasting unnecessary money on gas. Plus a new boiler will cost you thousands of pounds.

Did you know that rented properties have to get an annual gas safe certificate by law? That's right - shouldn't you do what's best for your home as well.

In the last three years, the Gas Safe Register reports that the one in six British homes inspected by the Register has been found to have an unsafe gas appliance, which, if left unchecked, could have resulted in a gas fire, leak, explosion or CO poisoning. Also during this time, over 1000 injuries and 31 deaths have occurred due to gas related incidents.

Okay, you may be lucky, no-one is hurt when your boiler breaks down, you only need new parts - but you did not get an annual service the last couple of years because you have a warranty for parts and labour.... Peace of mind? Check the small print, chances are if you have not had an annual service the warranty will be invalid.

The message is simple and one of common sense. At Associated Response we specialise in gas appliances - from installation to maintenance and 24/7 emergency repairs. We are Gas Safe registered. Check us out.

Get your appliances checked, get the best out of them and peace of mind for you for £60. And then every year we will remind you of the same. How does that sound? Call us now on 020 8366 6420 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Need our help with your boiler? Get our Gas Safe engineers

on Monday, 20 January 2014.

Need our help with your boiler? Get our Gas Safe engineers

At this time of the year, we at Associated Response are at our busiest - grumbling noises from boilers, problems with pressure and pilot lights. Why call us?

We are Gas Safe Registered, we are your local plumbing and heating experts - we cover your area, not the whole of London so that means a fast and professional response.

Every boiler should be serviced once a year - even if you don't think it needs one - but if you notice any of the warning signs below you should arrange for us to service your appliance as soon as possible:

Your gas appliance is not working properly

Your appliance is burning with a lazy yellow flame instead of a crisp blue flame

You can see black marks or stains on or around  your gas appliance

The pilot light does not stay lit

There is increased condensation in the room

You are feeling sick and get headaches when indoors

Carbon monoxide poisoning can be fatal and is caused by faulty or poorly maintained appliances. So at the very least it could be that you are wasting gas - and there is a risk you could be wasting your life.

Carbon monoxide poisoning can be fatal and is caused by faulty or poorly maintained appliances. So at the very least it could be that you are wasting gas - and there is a risk you could be wasting your life.

Give Associated Response a ring. Our call out charge is £60 plus VAT. That gives you one hour of our professional skills and we will find a solution that keeps you safe and gets the warmth back into your home.