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Why You Should Hire A Gas Safe Engineer

When it comes to your home's gas appliances, there's no room for error. Gas leaks, carbon monoxide poisoning, and even explosions are all possible consequences of improper gas work. That's why hiring a qualified Gas Safe registered engineer is an absolute necessity.

The importance of hiring a Gas Safe registered engineer

Gas appliances, such as cookers, boilers, fires and central heating systems are vital to our everyday lives. However, the complex nature of such systems requires handling by only qualified professionals. Work undertaken by amateurs can pose serious dangers, putting your home and family at risk.

That's why it's a legal requirement for anyone working with gas appliances in the UK to be listed on the Gas Safe Register. This is a necessary accreditation that involves rigorous training and exams and a commitment to adhere to a set list of industry rules and regulations.

Choosing a Gas Safe registered engineer will allow you the peace of mind you need when it comes to keeping your home safe, knowing that you've left your work in the hands of a true professional.

More reasons to hire a Gas Safe registered engineer 

Safety and quality of work are the two main advantages of hiring a Gas Safe registered engineer, but there are other:

Ensuring the validity of your insurance

Some home insurance policies specifically mention that any work done to gas appliances on your property must be carried out by a Gas Safe registered engineer. Should the worst ever happen, having your work carried out by an unqualified individual could leave you financially responsible in the case of an accident.

Acquiring Gas Safety certificates

Only a registered Gas Safe engineer can issue a gas safety certificate, which is a legal requirement for landlords with rental properties and people who are selling their homes. These certificates provide evidence of safe and compliant gas work.

Better safe than sorry

When it comes to installing, servicing or repairing gas appliances in the home, we advise you to take every care when choosing an engineer to undertake your work. Like the team members here at TP Watts Plumbing Services, any registered Gas Safe engineer should be happy to show you their Gas Safe ID upon arrival to your property and we encourage you to ask - better safe than sorry!

If you're looking for a reliable Gas Safe registered engineer you can trust in and around Southampton, get in touch with us! You can reach us at 02380 601566 or 07732 785867 or by filling in our online contact form.