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Things To Look For In A Gas Engineer

by Damien Troy Damien Troy is a Great Author

Under the management of qualified individuals, gas is safe and there is nothing to worry about but in the wrong hands it can be potentially deadly. Whether you are looking for a gas engineer in Sussex or elsewhere, it can be difficult to decide who to use. How do you know who you can trust? Here’s what you should look for in a gas engineer.

Gas Safe Register

When you need repair work or a new appliance installed, you should always use a gas engineer or fitter who is on the Gas Safe Register. You check this register online or call the helpline. You should also ask your gas engineer to show you their Gas Safe Register ID card when they arrive at your property. Even if they seem to be qualified and you feel that you trust them, this is the only way you can check whether or not your gas engineer is qualified and legally allowed to work on your boiler, gas fire or gas cooker.

Experience

If you’ve established that the tradesmen you are considering are legally allowed to work on your home, you should look for someone who has experience in the area you need worked on. For example, if you have a broken boiler which needs repairing, try to find someone who is experienced in boiler repairs instead of a generic gas engineer. This will ensure that you find someone who knows what they are doing.

Cost

Different engineers come at different prices. While it’s never advisable to opt for a cheap and cheerful tradesman, it is recommended that you shop around for quotes. If you have a complex job, don’t trust a tradesman who offers you a quote over the phone, as they should need to see the problem to be able to establish how much it will cost. For more generic request, such as a boiler service it’s acceptable to receive a quote over the phone although you may be better off asking for a detailed written quote which breaks down individual expenses. This way you know exactly what you are paying for and what work is being carried out.

Some Who Explains Themselves Well

You should always ask your chosen gas engineer to explain what they are going to do before they begin work. This is important because gas can be potentially dangerous and homeowners aren’t allowed to undertake any work on their own gas, which means that understanding is often limited. Your gas engineer should have the knowledge and expertise to explain themselves clearly before carrying out any work. If they can’t, it’s questionable whether you can trust them to carry out the work safely. Talking the work through will also prevent the engineer for creating extra work for themselves and adding it to you bill. Additionally, a good gas engineer will make sure that they show the homeowner how to perform small maintenance tasks which are safe to do, to prevent unnecessary callouts in the future. 


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