Why You Should Never DIY When it Comes to Gas Work

The concept of DIY can be very alluring, especially when it comes to home improvements. The majority believes watching “How To” tutorials on the Internet and getting on with home-fixes on their own is the key to saving costs. However, the costs that you end up paying instead could be fatal.

It is essential to know that if you suspect a boiler or a gas appliance fault in your house you should never grab your toolkit and get to fix the issue. This is extremely important as it puts you and your loved ones at extreme risk. If a gas work is not completed by a Gas Safe registered professional, it can lead to:

  • Gas Leaks:
  • Even if natural gas is not poisonous, it is highly combustible which means your home is prone to explosions which can be caused by a very small trigger such as a lighter.

  • Fires
  • Proven by government statistics, main reason behind accidental house fires are poorly fitted gas appliances such as the cooker.

  • Explosions
  • Typically caused by gas leaks followed by poorly fitted gas appliances, explosions are deadly and usually affect neighbouring buildings as well.

  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
  • Carbon monoxide is a gas which is very hard to detect as it doesn’t have any smell or colour. As its leakage is extremely dangerous and could even poison you in your sleep due to its odourless nature, it is often referred as the “silent killer”.

The dangers of opting for DIY solutions for your home’s gas work are clear. So, how should you fix them? To keep yourself and your family safe, always choose a Gas Safe registered professional to undertake any gas work in your house. Every registered gas engineer carries a Gas Safe ID card with a unique licence number to prove its legitimacy.

At Plumbwise, all our gas repair professionals are Gas Safe registered engineers, available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to provide installing, repairing and maintaining services for all your domestic gas appliances. Even if you don’t have a gas emergency at your home, it is essential to get a regular maintenance check for efficient and safe gas use.

All our Gas Safe registered engineers are regularly trained to keep their knowledge up to date and offer you the safest service. When it comes to gas work, DIY should never be an option. Call Plumbwise team now if you want to get your gas appliances health checked or need emergency gas repairing service in London immediately.

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Daniel serviced our 2 gas boilers. He did it efficiently and courteously, and issued the certificate electronically before he left the house. We are very satisfied with the work of Plumbwise. We are glad that e ended our contract with British Gas.

Alexander Carlile

I have used Plumbwise for some time for gas boiler and general plumbing work. Their service is efficient, and they are very competent. They are not the cheapest but do offer good value for money. I recommend them without hesitation.

Sarah Rogers

I called Plumbwise because my toilet tank was leaking and in a really bad state. Hayley expalinned to me what costs I could expect and gave me an appointment. The communication was transparent and timely. Sam showed up on time, I showed him the problem and he got to fix it. He was well prepared with heavy tools (that were actually needed) and even had a replacement part in his van that I didn't anticipated I may need. He's left the tank in a better condition that it was even before breaking. I'm very happy and will be ussing Plumbwise as my first go to pumber in the future. I join all the other good reviews they have on this site. Juan x

Juan Delgado

Professional service and the engineer really knew his stuff!! I won’t be using anyone else for future plumbing needs!! The engineer couldn’t of done a better job if he’d tried. Thank you plumbwise 👍

Helena Cagehin

We had to replace our boiler, Sam was attentive, flexible, arrived as soon as he could and was very pleasant to work with. I took quotes from others too so know his pricing was not the cheapest but was very fair. With Sam you pay for the professional service and knowledge he brings to his work - so I was happy to pay for that and get a great job done with great value. I really liked how there was a 'yes can do' approach- even though the space was limited and there were a couple of challenges. Sam chose the solutions that were best for us (these were not the fastest nor easiest ones) - this is greatly appreciated! I also liked that he stuck to his price and no additions appeared, as often happens. I certainly recommend Sam to anyone who's looking for a professional and neat job!

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