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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Sophie Manning

I've used Plumbwise Plumbing several times over a 5 year period now. This time around, I needed a toilet seat replaced, as well as repairs to a toilet flush and a dripping tap. Daniel was timely, friendly, and very efficient. Everything fixed in under an hour! Once again, hugely appreciate the friendliness and professionalism from the Plumbwise team, and highly recommend them.

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Booked in a rush and misunderstood the pricing assuming £95 was the initial call out fee, with a lower fee for subsequent hours. It is in fact the very expensive hourly rate. I assumed for this cost it would be high quality and professional work. Ultimately, it was inadequately completed and shoddily finished for the amount of time spent. Disappointing, poor value and poor quality.

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