It’s not something we typically have to think about, but where exactly should your boiler be kept? When you have a boiler installed in your home, certified engineers usually do it safely. After all, when boiler accidents occur, they are often more severe than the typical domestic slips, trips and falls.
If you have inadequate experience to install your boiler, or if you are renovating your home, it is always good to seek expert advice. Should your boiler be kept inside or outside, in a cupboard or in the kitchen?
There are more intricacies to the question of where should your boiler be kept, than you may imagine.
Where exactly should your boiler be kept?
Your boiler should be kept in the inside of your home, fitted to a wall which is capable of taking the weight of the tank itself and the water capacity it holds.
That being said, you must also take into consideration that the boiler’s flue must be able to reach the outside of the building. This can either be through a wall or through the roof of your home.
You must also allow room and access for the boiler to be serviced.
In the case that keeping your boiler outside, in an outhouse, for example, is your only option, it is important that you invest in additional frost protection for your boiler and pipework.
Likewise, if your boiler is fitted in a bathroom, you will need to take the current Wiring Regulations and Building Regulations into account.
Claiming compensation for boiler-related accidents
Perhaps you slipped at home due to a boiler leak, or you believe that your engineer has put you and your family in danger. Whatever the circumstances, if you have suffered a personal injury or illness through no fault of your own, Accident Advice Helpline can help you.
No matter if you suffered a little slip, or something a little more severe, at Accident Advice Helpline we will determine where liability is likely to lie and your eligibility to claim.
Getting in touch with us
For more information, and to receive a free initial consultation, speak with one of our friendly advisors today. Lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for your convenience.
Call us on freephone number 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: August 1, 2016
Author: Accident Advice