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How to find a trusted gas engineer [2022]

When searching for a heating engineer, you look for someone who is local in your area, affordable and can get to you quickly.  Despite this, a large number of gas works are completed each year by illegal fitters who aren't adequately certified to do the job. Our heating engineers have put together this blog to assist you in finding a reputable gas engineer in your region and how to avoid a rogue trader. 

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How to find the right heating engineer

Check the Gas Safe Register 

One of the most crucial things you need to do is to make sure the gas engineer you hire is registered with Gas Safe. This is still necessary even if you're relying on recommendations from friends and family. It is very important to make note that if they aren't qualified to work on any gas equipment in your house if they aren't listed. 

It is very easy to verify whether the heating engineer is qualified to carry out any gas services, simply ask them for the Gas Safe number and you can search them up on the Gas Safe Register website.  

Do not worry if you are unable to find your engineer's contact information before they come. Our heating engineers throughout Birmingham and the surrounding areas, including Solihull, Sutton Coldfield and Tamworth always carry their Gas Safe ID with them. Simply ask us to show you our ID upon arrival or all of us by viewing our contact details down below.

Are they qualified? 

If you are worried about whether your heating engineer is qualified to carry out the job, even though they are Gas Safe registered, you can simply put your mind at ease by checking the back of their Gas Safe ID card. On there you will see a profile image, expiration date and a list of jobs they are fully qualified and trained to carry out. 

Ask friends and family 

While getting a referral is a great way to start looking for a local heating engineer. They will be able to offer you their honest opinion on how they found the service and if it was completed to meet their needs and requirements. So, ask your friends and relatives who they've lately worked with and once you've gathered the information you need and finally get in touch with the heating engineer. 

Use directories

If you can't acquire a referral from friends or relatives, turn to trusted online trade directories. You will be glad to know that a few of these sites perform registration checks, however, the Gas Safe Register estimates that a greater number of illegal gas fitters promote their services online and in local papers. We highly recommend double-checking the qualifications and accreditations of the engineer you hire. 

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How to avoid a rogue trader

Here are a few things to help you avoid an unprofessional gas engineer... 

 - They use the Gas Safe logo everywhere but the only way to be absolutely certain is to ask for their Gas Safe ID.  

- They try to confuse you by using a lot of technical jargon. 

- They will want the full payment to be paid upfront. 

- They pressure you into needing work you actually do not need. 

These are just a few tips we have mentioned, if you would like to know more, speak to a member of our team today. 

Want to know more? 

Our heating engineers are available throughout Birmingham and the surrounding areas, including Solihull, Sutton Coldfield and Tamworth. Get in touch with us today by calling us on 0121 405 0404 and we will be happy to help. 

We have completed many gas installations, repairs and services, you can browse through our work by visiting our gallery page. You can also read the reviews left by our customers by heading over to our reviews page