As the weather turns colder, the central heating is relied on in our homes and businesses much more, while boilers gear up for a few months of solid hard graft. But when this happens, problems with your gas boiler and central heating can rear their ugly heads – and it’s at that point you might find yourself calling on the services of a Gas Safe Engineer, Leicester plumber or heating specialist.
Our professional and highly experienced plumbers are qualified to carry out a wide range of domestic and commercial plumbing and heating work, including the installation, repair and servicing of the following:
- Gas boilers
- Gas meters
- Gas fires
- Gas pipework
- Gas water heaters
- Vented hot water storage cylinders
- Domestic cookers/hobs
- Domestic warm air heating
- Non-domestic air heating equipment
- Non-domestic hot water boilers
- Swimming pool boilers
- Combustion performance gas analysis
- Pipework testing and purging
To do this kind of job, which involves working with a potentially dangerous gas supply, it is a strict legal requirement that our engineers are on the Gas Safe Register.
What is the Gas Safe register?
When your boiler problems have left you without heating and hot water, but the temperatures outside are plummeting, you might be tempted to rush into grabbing hold of the first available plumber you can find, or even get a family member to have a go at carrying out the work themselves.
This is especially likely, given what a busy time of year it is for plumbers and heating engineers. Finding a boiler specialist in an emergency can be problematic.
However, allowing just anyone to work on your gas appliances can potentially be very dangerous. It’s vital to ensure an individual who is about to work on any gas appliance in your home is Gas Safe registered, as not only is it a legal requirement, but it’s the way to ensure your family is kept as safe as they can be.
The Gas Safe Register replaced CORGI in 2009 as the only official gas registration body of gas businesses and engineers in the UK. Its aim is to protect members of the public from unsafe work through the creation and maintenance of an up to date register of qualified engineers and through public awareness campaigns, such as Gas Safety Week.
According to the Gas Safe Register website:
‘A gas engineer can only be aligned to a registered business and be issued with a license to undertake gas work on behalf of a registered business if they hold a valid and current qualification. This evidence of competence relates only to matters of gas safety and is obtained by every engineer through a recognised route of training and assessment’.
Book Your Leicester Gas Safe Engineer Today
Our Leicester heating and plumbing engineers are proud to be fully Gas Safe Registered, which means we can safely and confidently work with gas appliances in your home or business and have you safe and warm in no time.
Never cut corners when it comes to employing people to work on your gas appliances – it could be the worst, last and potentially fatal mistake you make.
Book your Leicester Gas Safe Engineer today by getting in touch via our online contact form, or giving us a call on 0116 287 7673.