When your boiler needs servicing, repair or replacement, you know that you have to trust the job to an expert. It is too dangerous to do any of this work on your own, otherwise, if you could do it you yourself would be the very expert you need to hire. You must make sure to hire a qualified gas fitter to do your fireplace installations before you commit to any work, however. Here are some tips for finding that professional.
Search the Gas Safe Registry
Most anyone these days will take to a search online to find any type of professional whether they need a plumber, and electrician or a mover. While you can probably find a few companies in your area that are going to be suited to installing your new gas boiler you should do a more thorough check before you contact them.
Visit the Gas Safe Registry online. There, you can do a general search for qualified gas experts near you. The registry only allows the most experienced and trained experts to have themselves or their company listed. The Gas Safe Register demands that all who are listed meet strict standards for safety in everything that they do when they are on the job.
Protecting Your Finances and Your Home
It is sad but there are times where people contact any gas professional they find online and hire them to install a new boiler. The worker arrives and gives them a quote for several thousand dollars. They decide to go with the estimate only to find that the job could have been done by a qualified and legitimate professional for much, much less.
If you ever experience this type of situation know that you should always get more than one quote from more than one company for any type of work. If you do find that a company threatens to charge you unfairly or overcharge you, you can most likely get back any deposit that you placed with them. However, this is not always the case if it turns out you have dealt with an illegal gas servicer.
You can protect your finances and your property from intrusions by illegal service “professionals” by searching for vetted, qualified experts at the Gas Safe Registry. You may already have a company in mind to do the work for you. It never hurts to check the registry to be sure that they are listed there.
Remember that company ownership can change over time. Make sure any gas fitter you are thinking about hiring is listed in the registry. You will also want to make sure that they have any proper licensing as electricians if there is any electrical work near the boiler area.
Once you find one or two companies that have the registry listing, contact them to find out more about the prices that they charge per hour. A little bit of work on your part will do a lot to ensure your boiler is fitted by a trustworthy expert.