When something goes wrong in your Wirral home, it’s only right that you want it sorted out as soon as possible. Whether it’s a leaking tap or a gurgling boiler, the sooner you get it fixed, the better.
Here are the differences between the two, to help you make the right decision.
When to Call a Wirral Heating Engineer
A Wirral-based heating engineer will handle requests to work on any element of your central heating system. So anything to do with hot water and heating, from your radiators to your thermostat, should be directed to a heating engineer.
They should be Gas Safe registered and cleared to work on specific gas appliances such as boilers. Generally speaking, if you have issues with any of the following, call out a Wirral heating engineer:
- Central heating systems
- Hot water cylinders
- Anything else to do with your heating system
When to Call Out a Wirral Plumber?
Generally speaking, plumbers are more focused on water-based appliances. For instance, sinks, toilets, dishwashers, and baths all fall into their area of expertise.
Plumbers will also be able to help you if there are issues with your drains or pipework. Here are a few examples of when you might need to call out a Wirral plumber:
- Investigating and fixing leaks
- Installing water-based appliances such as washing machines
- Clearing blockages in water-carrying pipes
- Installation/replacement of bathroom suites
- Toilet repairs
- Maintenance, repair and installation of drainage, irrigation and sewage systems
As you can see, plumbing tends to focus more on the water coming into and circulating around your home, whereas heating engineering is all about the systems that heat your property.
It’s important to note that plumbers are also often Gas Safe registered. However, that does not necessarily mean they are qualified to work on boilers and other critical gas appliances. So if you’re unsure, always ask before they start any work.
Can a Wirral Heating Engineer Also Be a Wirral Plumber?
In short, yes. The two skill sets, while different, dovetail nicely. That said, it’s always worth checking that they are Gas Safe registered if they are going to be working on any gas appliances in your home.
In fact, having both backgrounds helps when tackling problems such as central heating pipework or a boiler that’s leaking water. After all, they will be able to quickly diagnose the issue and get it fixed without delay.
Contact Wirral Plumbers Today for Your Heating and Plumbing Needs
If you’re still not sure who to call, get in touch with us here at Wirral Plumbers.
We offer a broad spectrum of plumbing and heating services to suit all requirements. It doesn’t matter whether you’ve got a leaky tap or your boiler has broken down, and you desperately need a Wirral boiler repair; our team of qualified and Gas Safe registered employees can help.
Give us a call today on 0758 0395 493, and we’ll be more than happy to discuss your needs. Alternatively, you can email us at email@example.com, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.