What areas of South Wales do you cover?

Although based in Bridgend, Karl Birkett’s popularity for heating and plumbing services has spread throughout South Wales. Karl now works with customers based in Swansea, Port Talbot, Neath, Maesteg, Porthcawl, Merthyr Tydfil, Cardiff, Newport and everywhere inbetween.

Are you Gas Safe Registered?

Yes. As a Gas Safe registered engineer Karl Birkett has been checked to make sure that he is competent and qualified to work safely and legally with gas.

Check Karl’s Gas Safe registration by entering his ID card number (2865607) here.

What is Power Flushing?

Power flushing is the most effective and efficient way of cleansing your complete heating system.

Does my heating system need a power flush?

There are quite a few signs to look for before proceeding with a heating system power flush. These include:

  • Slow warming of your central heating system
  • Cold ares on radiators
  • Excessive noise coming from the system pump or boiler
  • Discoloured water when bleeding radiators

What is a Landlord Gas Safety Certificate?

If you live in rented accommodation, the landlord has a legal responsibilitywhen it comes to gas safety. Landlords have specific duties for gas safety which includes having appliances, gas pipework, flues or chimneys checked by a Gas Safe registered engineer.

There are three specific duties for landlords to keep their tennants safe.

  • Annual Gas Safety Checks to ensure that any gas appliances and flues are safe for continued use. These checks must be carried out every twelve months by a Gas Safe engineer.
  • A Record of the Annual Gas Safety Check will include specific information and must be provided to the tennant within 28 days of the check being undertaken or to the tennants before they move in. The landlord must keep copies of the record for two years.
  • Maintenance Arrangements should normally involve a series of regular inspections and any necessary repairs. Gas appliances, gas pipework and flues or chimneys should be serviced in accordance to the manufacturers instructions but if these are notavailable, an annual service is recommended unless otherwise advised by a Gas Sfe engineer.