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June 2016

Boiler service

Game of thrones – winter is coming!

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If your a fan of Game of thrones, then you will already know this. The meaning behind these words is one of warning and constant vigilance.

The Starks, being the lords of the North, strive to always be prepared for the coming of winter.

At Cube it’s just a little different in that the dark winter months are not far away and right now is the ideal time to get your boiler serviced ready for winter.

So! –  for all our Wolverhampton and Walsall landlords and homeowners — be prepared and book your boiler service. Book now

Winter is coming — Don’t get left out in the cold

Legionnaire

Legionnaires – Landlords need to be aware.

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Is legionnaire a real issue? ……… very much so ….read on

A British granddad spent eight weeks in hospital in Bulgaria after contracting Legionnaires’ disease while on holiday.
The granddad is now demanding answers as he believes broken air conditioning in the hotel room he shared with wife contributed to the serious lung infection.
The 72-year-old was left unable to walk without crutches, read the full story

Legionnaires’ disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia caused by the inhalation of small droplets of contaminated water containing Legionella. All man-made hot and cold water systems are likely to provide an environment where Legionella can grow.

be confident and keep your tenants safe —
book your legionnaires Risk Assessment with Cube – call 01902 212346

 

What is Legionnaire? 

Legionellosis is a collective term for diseases caused by legionella bacteria including the most serious Legionnaires’ disease, as well as the similar but less serious conditions of Pontiac fever and Lochgoilhead fever. Legionnaires’ disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia and everyone is susceptible to infection. The risk increases with age but some people are at higher risk including:

  • people over 45 years of age
  • smokers and heavy drinkers
  • people suffering from chronic respiratory or kidney disease
  • diabetes, lung and heart disease
  • anyone with an impaired immune system

The bacterium Legionella pneumophila and related bacteria are common in natural water sources such as rivers, lakes and reservoirs, but usually in low numbers. They may also be found in purpose-built water systems such as cooling towers, evaporative condensers, hot and cold water systems and spa pools and even shower heads and residential water tanks.

Landlord Gas certificate

Is your Gas engineer really Gas safe?

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Its an alarming but true fact … illegal gas engineer are out there!

  • Illegal fitters putting householders at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning;
  • 1 in 5 gas appliances deemed so dangerous that it had to be disconnected immediately;
  • 16% would trust an engineer if they said they were registered, rather than check ID card.

Around 1.1 million gas jobs are carried out every year by illegal fitters who aren’t properly qualified, putting householders at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, gas leaks, fires and explosions, a government body has warned.

A study[i] by Gas Safe Register, the nation’s only official gas registration scheme, found that illegal gas fitters installed over 186,000 gas cookers, 147,000 boilers, 75,000 gas fires, 32,000 gas meters and 645,000 gas pipework over one year.

Gas Safe Register has a team searching out rogue fitters and has investigated almost 5,000 illegal gas jobs in recent years, finding that 3 in 5 were in an unsafe condition. A worrying 1 in 5 were deemed to be so dangerous that the appliance had to be disconnected immediately.  Always check their ID

Cube Gas Heating & Plumbing Ltd are Gas safe registered — Check us out
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