Do you live in Warrington and have gas work that needs doing?
There is funding available of up to £200 per Warrington household to get gas-related jobs completed.
In Gas Safety Week, Warrington Home Improvement Agency (WHiA) is encouraging local residents with a long-term health condition or in receipt of income related benefits to get their boiler repaired, their gas fire serviced or their cookers capped off – now.
Unsafe appliances can produce deadly carbon monoxide. Up to 1,000 people a year are poisoned by the tasteless, colourless and odourless gas. It is recommended appliances are tested every year.
The funding comes from Gas Safe Charity which is working in partnership with Foundations Independent Living Trust to improve gas safety in the homes of older, disabled and vulnerable people.
The scheme aims to reduce deaths, injury and illness caused by dangerous gas work and promote of gas safety awareness across the UK.
Poorly fitted and badly maintained gas appliances or equipment can put people at risk of gas leaks, fires explosions as well as carbon monoxide poisoning.
Only an engineer on the Gas Safe Register should fit, fix or service gas appliances. It is important to check the identity of the gas engineer when they arrive to carry out gas work.
If you have gas work that needs tackling please contact WHiA, part of Warrington Housing Association, on 01925 246812 or firstname.lastname@example.org so they can make a claim on your behalf.