The Humble Plumber
In Roman times, plumbers worked with lead piping, which is where the job title came from. The Latin word for lead is actually ‘Plumbum’ so you can see why they’re now called plumbers! Whilst modern plumbing devices are no longer made from lead, the name has remained the same. Today plumbers tend to work on wet and dry pipes. From dishwashers and drains to toilets and sinks, if you’ve got a leak, it’s a plumber you’ll need to call. Though we go by the name Wirral Plumbers we are also capable and qualified to work on heating appliances such as gas boilers and fireplaces.
What Do Heating Engineers Do?
The clue is in the name! Put Simply, heating engineers work on the heating appliances found within homes and buildings. They carry out a wide range of jobs from maintaining and installing heating pipework to fixing gas appliances when they break down. We at Wirral plumbers are both engineers and plumbers.
Gas Safe Heating Engineer
Before hiring anyone to work on your boiler and heating system (whether they go by the name of a plumber or a heating engineer), you need to check that they are Gas Safe. Gas safety legislation in the UK, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and Guernsey sets out gas work as activities that involve:
- Maintaining, servicing, adjusting, disconnecting a boiler
- Changing the position of a fitting that is not readily movable
- Removing a fitting
A Gas Safe registered heating engineer or plumber must only ever carry out these activities. Anyone that carries out this work without first obtaining a Gas Safe certificate will be breaking the law and could potentially endanger you and those living in your household. Luckily for you, we at Wirral Plumbers are Gas Safe registered with all the appropriate certificates, insurances and training, which we can provide on request.
Get In Touch
If you require a heating engineer in Wirral, or have any questions, call us today on 0758 0395 493 or email any questions or queries to email@example.com. We provide our services in Wirral and across the surrounding areas. We are proud to be approved and certified by Gas Safe, Checkatrade and Which Trusted Traders.