There’s no shortage of plumbers and heating engineers, and sometimes it’s a little hard to decide who is best for the job.
There are different factors to look for, from the price they quoted, their telephone manner, and online reviews.
However, there is one more crucial factor you should look out for: whether your engineer is Gas Safe Registered.
If not, your engineer has not been properly assessed and deemed qualified to work with gas by Gas Safe. Therefore, you risk an engineer carrying out sub-standard work, and when it comes to gas, it can pose a danger to you, your family, and your neighbours.
Why should I hire a Gas Safe Registered engineer?
The plumbing and heating industry is regulated to help stop untrustworthy people from posing as qualified heating experts. A Gas Safe Registered engineer is someone who can show proof that they’ve been adequately trained, assessed, and deemed competent to work with gas.
It’s a great way for you to build trust and have confidence in the engineer you choose.
Many non-Gas Safe Registered engineers may provide cheaper quotes than competitors. Cheap quotes are often a red flag that something isn’t right, and that they may not be as competent as their competitors. It may be tempting to still choose the cheaper engineer; however, it could cost you more in the long run.
A badly fitted gas appliance will require further work to correct the mistakes. Furthermore, a poorly serviced gas installation in your home poses a danger, as it could lead to a gas leak, fires, explosions, or carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.
Therefore, we recommend always choosing a Gas Safe Registered engineer to ensure that the job is not only carried out properly but safely.
All engineers at The Boiler Exchange are Gas Safe Registered with many years of experience in the industry, so you can trust that our work is carried out to the highest of professional standards.