A SOCIAL housing provider in Liverpool has marked 10,000 boilers in all of its properties across a 15-mile radius from Bootle to Southport.
The homes include flats and void properties awaiting tenants. Before the use of deterrent marking system Selectamark, boilers were being stolen from void properties at least twice a week.
Eric Wignall, One Vision Housing Gas Manager, said: “We have had a massive campaign here against boiler theft which has been driven by our local police. We have also visibly marked 10,000 boilers with Selectamark in homes across Merseyside.”
He continued: “We are pleased to say that boiler theft has been reduced by up to 60% following the concerted efforts of the police to clampdown on theft and the blanket use of Selectamark to mark and identify all of our boilers.”