• Gas Safe Registered Company Savings

    These days we are all looking to save money, not just in our everyday shopping but also on our house maintenance repairs and upgrades.

    So would you use a Gas Safe Registered company or engineer to let’s say Service you boiler, 

    or would you use an unregistered cowboy?

    The Gas Safe Registered company or engineer has to pass many exams every five years.

    Also, regular inspections of gas work from Gas Safe just to be able to work.

    An unregistered cowboy has nothing to pass but time.

    With the Gas Safe Registered company, you have the backing of gas safe and the HSE, Health and Safety executive behind you should something go wrong.

    Which, sometimes it does, after all, we are only human, but it’s very rare.

    Everybody knows someone a friend or family member who is an odd-jobber who can do anything for a smaller fee than a professional.

    But would you let them loose on your gas appliances?

    As A Gas Safe Registered Engineer myself,

    I am totally surprised at how many people do not know-how

    dangerous gas can be and what the outcome could be should something happen.

    In the past, I have been called out to carry out a service on a clients boiler only to find it in bits on the floor on arrival.

    The strange thing was when the call came in, we were asked, are we Gas Safe Registered.

    On speaking to the client to find out what had been going on with the boiler.

    I was told, the boiler stopped working and a friend said he could fix it. 

    Once his friend had taken it apart he then realized he did not know what he was doing.

     He then advised him to a call in a Gas Safe Registered Company or Engineer.

    He then went on to tell me that his friend also charged him £50.00 for his time. Is that saving money?

    I don’t think so, because, in the end, the boiler had to be replaced.

    The reason being when the guy dismantled it he broke so many parts that it worked out just as cheap to install a new model.

    Gas Safe Registered companies or engineers have public liability insurance normally to the value of £2,000000 or more.

    Should something go wrong you are covered?

    In reality, it’s cheaper to use a Gas Safe Registered Company or engineer than to use a cowboy.

    The chances are he has no insurance and should something happen you would never be able to get hold of him.

    The Gas Safe Register is there to protect you and your family.

     The cowboy is there to take your money and in the worst scenario maybe your life.

    Always use A Gas Safe Registered Company or Engineer.

    It’s your responsibility as a Gas user to make sure that any work carried out on the gas appliances or pipework is done only by a Gas Safe Company.