Do you need to find a gas engineer that you can trust to get the job done to the right standard? If you are looking for a reliable gas engineer and want to choose the right person for the task, there are several factors to consider. Read on to find out more about finding a reputable gas engineer and avoiding rogue traders who aren’t licenced to carry out this work.
Make sure they’re on the Gas Safe register
Around 1.1 million jobs involving gas are carried out illegally by unqualified fitters. If someone isn’t on the Gas Safe register, you shouldn’t allow them to undertake this work. If they don’t appear on the Gas Safe Register, they are not qualified to work on any gas appliance in your home.
How do I find out if they’re on the Gas Safe Register?
If you have the engineer’s details, you can find out whether they’re qualified to carry out the work before they come out to your home. The Gas Safe Register site has an online tool you can use to check that your engineer is on the register. Alternatively, you can give them a call. You will need to find out their 7-digit licence number so you can find out whether this is genuine and valid. Each engineer gets a new ID card and licence number each year.
Never be afraid to ask to see your engineer’s Gas Safe ID card before they start any work at your property. Your engineer’s Gas Safe ID card will feature their photo as well as an expiry date and details about the jobs they’re permitted to do. Make sure your engineer is permitted to carry out the task in question before you let them proceed.
Where do people find engineers?
People look for engineers in all sorts of places. Some people ask their friends and family, whilst others look online. It is very important to be wary when looking online and in local papers, as the people who run these don’t always check that the engineers are licenced. TrustMark is a government-backed initiative that can help you find tradespeople.
Be wary of rogue traders
There are many things to be vigilant for when it comes to rogue traders. Some unqualified engineers used the Gas Safe logo even though they don’t have a licence. They may also ask you for cash upfront before they have started any work and may try to confuse you with complex terminology.
Talk to Ability today
At Ability, we’re waiting to hear from you right now if you’re ready to find a trusted gas engineer near you. We have been a leading name in our field for decades and are eager to assist you if you need to find a fully-qualified engineer on the Gas Safe Register. You can reach us today by completing the form on the website, by giving us a call on 01892 514495 or by sending a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.