Given the current issues surrounding the energy price increases, many people will be looking at ways they can both improve the performance of their Wirral home’s heating and save money on their bills.
However, whether you’ve booked a boiler service or you want to replace your boiler entirely, one cost you should never try to skimp on is the price of your plumber.
Whether you know someone who is a dab-hand at fixing things around the house or you’re considering taking on the job yourself, it’s important to remember that any work completed on your gas appliances and pipework should only ever be carried out by a Gas Safe registered engineer.
There are several reasons for this which we’ve listed below.
1. To Protect Your Health and Safety
Carbon monoxide poisoning and gas leaks are both very real dangers if your appliances aren’t installed or maintained correctly. Untrained or illegal gas engineers will not know how to install, repair, or service gas appliances to the high standards required to keep you and your family safe.
So, regardless of whether a friend has recommended them or they come highly rated on Google unless they’re Gas Safe registered, you should never let anyone work on your home’s gas appliances. It’s not worth the risk of a gas leak, fire, or worse, an explosion.
2. Improve the Longevity and Performance of Gas Appliances
For this winter and beyond, you need vital gas appliances, such as your boiler, performing at their best. Not only will this help to improve your home’s heating performance and lower your energy bills, but it will also keep you and your family warm and comfortable throughout the colder months.
Again, by using a Gas Safe registered engineer, you can rest assured that your appliances will receive the best possible service. These professionals have the skills, experience, and qualifications to carry out the job quickly, efficiently, and, most importantly, safely.
Hiring someone who isn’t registered is not only illegal, but it’s also a false economy. Inexperienced individuals are more likely to make mistakes that could cost you a lot of money to put right in the long run
3. You Could Be Uninsured Against Accidents
If something goes wrong and an accident occurs in your home due to illegal or poor-quality gas work, you may not be covered under your home insurance policy. Most, if not all, providers will stipulate in their terms and conditions that any accidents resulting from illegal or unregistered gas work are not covered.
The situation could be even worse if you’re a landlord and an accident takes place that puts your tenants in danger. In this case, you could be liable for hefty fines or even a prison sentence.
By using a fully qualified engineer on the Gas Safe register, if something does happen to go wrong, you’ll be insured. These professionals also have the relevant liability insurance in place to cover themselves and you against any accidents that might occur.
Contact a Gas Safe Registered Heating Engineer Today
If you’re looking for a professional, reliable, and insured heating engineer in Wirral, look no further than Wirral Plumbers. We’re a Gas Safe registered company, and all of our heating engineers are Gas Safe registered themselves.
With decades of experience and a comprehensive range of gas services available, we can take care of all your home’s heating needs safely, quickly, and affordably. To find out more about what we can do for you or to book a boiler service in preparation for the winter, get in touch with our team today.