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Central Heating - Make Sure Your Engineer is Gas Safe

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If  your domestic and commercial premises are heated by gas central heating then you should be aware that only a gas safe engineer should attempt to undertake all central heating repairs, installation and safety checks. If your central heating system is not installed or maintained properly, it can cause several serious long term health problems. Using a Gas Safe registered engineer is one of the perfect ways to make sure your all home and kitchen gas appliances are completely safe. A Gas Safe card is issued to all qualified engineers; it is one of the ideal ways of identifying if your gas engineer is qualified.

Why do I need to use Gas Safe engineers?

Gas  Safe engineers provide complete protection for yourself, your family and your home. Gas safe registration helps to ensure that all gas jobs done is carried out by a well-trained person who has been fully qualified and inspected. This is necessary because work not carried out properly by a professional can be dangerous and can lead to gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning etc.

So before employing them to carry out work for you always check a gas engineer is on the register.  And when your gas engineer arrives on your doorstep, always check their Gas Safe Register ID card before starting your work. You can also verify their registration on Gas Safety Register’s website.

What gas work needs to be done by a registered engineer?

All gas work carried out in your residential and certain commercial properties should be done by Gas Safe engineers. Gas work includes:

  • Boilers – both Combi and conventional.
  • Central heating system – including under floor and solar
  • Gas appliance – fires, cookers and water heaters
  • Gas and Plumbing Services - from toilets to guttering

Not all gas engineers are capable to do all types of gas jobs. Check what type of work you want to be done and your gas engineer is qualified to do this job.

It’s all about your family, and property safety. If an unprofessional engineer other than a Gas Safe registered engineer does the gas work in premises, you could be risking the safety of yourself and your property. Badly fitted and poorly serviced gas appliances can cause some serious health issues. To find gas safe engineers in your area you can use our find a Gas Safe registered business service online - 


About Author

Alfred Ferguson is a professional writer, recently he has written several articles for Gas-24hr, an independent Gas and Plumbing Services provider, offering  a wide range of gas kitchen appliances services and central heating repairs and Gas Safe engineersin UK. 

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