Landlords need CP12 certificates to be able to legally rent out their properties
Regular checks are essential for Landlords to be granted permission to rent out their property by local councils.
If there is an urgency to get the check done quickly – you may have not diarised your renewal date – then let us know and we can check to see if we can accommodate any urgent/emergency appointments. We have a fantastic team at IES and our engineers are always willing to go above and beyond to help our customers.
What is included in a gas safety inspection?
Gas Appliance Checks
We’ll check all gas-powered appliances like hobs/cookers, ovens, boilers and fireplaces. Appliances are fully inspected to ensure they are working correctly – a visual inspection is not sufficient to ensure the appliances are running properly and are safe for homeowners and tenants to use. The Inspection includes checking that safety devices are functioning, burners are burning efficiently, and there are no signs of wear or damage that could cause leaks. A slow gas leak can be difficult to detect and may cause the resident of the property serious physical harm this could be in the form of headaches, nausea, or eventual loss of consciousness. When it come to Gas you can’t take any chances by not ensuring that all the appliances are working properly for your own safety or that of your tenants.
Gas Ventilation Assessment
Proper ventilation is crucial for gas appliances to operate safely. Our Engineers will check for adequate airflow to ensure that combustion gases are correctly vented to the outside. All our engineers are equipped with the correct tools and are fully qualified to ensure that any danger to health is detected straight away and immediate action taken to rectify the fault to ensure full compliance and safety for the residents and their families.
Gas Pipe Inspection
All visible pipework will be inspected for signs of corrosion, damage, or leaks. Any connections or junctions are carefully examined to ensure there are no weak points where gas could escape.
Flue and Chimney Examination
If applicable the flue or chimney that vents combustion gases outside is checked for blockages, damage or other issues that could interfere with safe operation.
Gas Pressure Testing
Gas pressure will be checked to ensure it’s at the proper level for your appliances, preventing over or under-supply, which could lead to inefficiency or danger.
Carbon Monoxide Checks
Since carbon monoxide (CO) is a colourless and odourless gas that can be lethal, our inspectors will check for any signs of CO leakage.
Landlord CP12 Certificates
After the inspection, a Gas Safety Certificate (also known as a CP12 certificate in the UK) is often provided. This document is proof that the appliances and systems were inspected and found to be in safe working order. This document is essential to Landlords and Homeowners to know that their property is safe and has been checked by a professional thus reducing the risk of any harm to its residents.
In the UK landlords are legally required to have gas safety inspections conducted annually and provide tenants with a copy of the Gas Safety Certificate (CP12). A new tenant deciding which property to opt for checking that the landlord has their safety in mind could be the deciding factor for signing on the dotted line.
Commercial properties using gas appliances must also adhere to specific safety regulations, including regular inspections. An employer has a duty of care to ensure their staff are safe in the workplace, regular gas checks are a must for any employer no matter how large or small their business is.
Regular inspections ensure that the gas systems in a home are safe to use. Gas Inspections are one of the most important tests to be carried out in your home, the results of an unsafe Gas Appliance or leak can be catastrophic to a family with varying symptoms from headaches, difficulty in breathing to loss of life. This is a safety check that should not be missed, and this is why at IES we always send you a reminder to get rebooked each year.
Who Needs a Gas Safety Inspection?
Finding a supplier for your CP12 Gas Safety Inspections & Checks in Edinburgh
Gas safety inspections must be performed by registered, certified engineers or technicians who are trained and qualified to carry out the inspection. In the UK, for example, they should be on the Gas Safe Register, which is the official list of businesses and engineers legally allowed to work on gas appliances. This register can be accessed to check the company you are trusting to carry out your checks are fully trained. This gives you the peace of mind knowing that the gas engineers follow the guidelines set out by the regulators.
Get in touch with us today
If you have read enough and just looking to book a gas safety check as soon as possible please click the link below and fill out our enquiry form, please upload a picture of your current certificate which can lets us provide you with an accurate quote, failing that if you can let us know how many gas appliances you require to have tested we can issue you a quote.
We cover Edinburgh and the surrounding areas and aim to get back to you as swiftly as possible.
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Our certified technicians carry out all certificates, ensuring top-tier safety and compliance with local regulations. We deal with hundreds of clients each week and know our stuff!
From issuing certificates to invoicing and repairs.
Fixed and Affordable Pricing
Benefit from our competitive fixed pricing. Schedule additional tests at the same time to reduce the prices further. Depending on the number of properties you have we can discuss additional cost saving ways to benefit your pocket.
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Have questions? Our full office team is here to help you and you can speak to a real person.
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Ensure the safety and performance of your gas systems, knowing you and your family are safe.
Landlords & Letting Agents:
Stay compliant and provide a safe environment for tenants. We can deal directly with your tenants for access so no need to go back and forward to tenants for access arrangements we deal with all of that for you. All you need to do is instruct us to do the work and wait to receive the Certificate it is as simple as that.
Why choose Ideal for your gas checks?
Looking for professional gas checks in Edinburgh? At Ideal our fully insured, Gas Safe engineers provide reliable and efficient gas safety inspections. With our same-day certificates, invoicing, and quick repairs, we serve homeowners, landlords, tenants, and letting agents throughout Edinburgh.
Contact Ideal to arrange your Gas Checks
Whether you’re a private landlord, letting agent, homeowner, or tenant, our fast and professional gas check services in Edinburgh are just a call away.
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Recent gas safety check reviews
Have a look at what our lovely customers say about their compliance checks for their homes and rental properties.
Gas and electrical safety checks. Work done on time with good communication throughout. I was very happy with the service.
IES carried out electrical safety checks and servicing with safety checks on gas appliances in my property. I only had to make a phone call and they took care of everything else. They were reliable and efficient. I highly recommend them.
Fitted a bathroom ceiling light fitting and mains CO2 detector next to gas boiler. Excellent knowledge, efficient and tidy shall use again.
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The cost of your safety check will depend on the number of gas appliances in the property.
If there are fails during the CP12 assessment then we can usually help you with repairs (although for some appliances we may suggest that it would be cheaper to replace the appliance.)