So what is the best way to find one?
To start with, speak to your neighbours and friends who may have their own local gas safe plumber they use.
are they someone you can trust, are they expensive,
do they clean up once finished?If you are lucky enough to find someone through your friends and neighbours,
it’s a natural instinct that we seem to have.
You may feel that something is not right, they may be ok for your friend but not for you.The best ways to find a local gas safe plumber is to visit the gas safe register website,
you enter your postal code into site and you will be given details of three local gas safe plumbers.
Another very popular way of finding a local gas safe plumber these days is by visiting trade websites,
there are many to choose,
and you will be presented with many of these trade websites.
Where gas is involved, the trade sites will check the trades person with the gas safe register to double check they are registered.
Once you find a local gas safe plumber there are a few things you need to do for your own benefit.
First you need to ask to see the plumbers gas safe card,
if they cannot produce it, or they tell you they have forgotten it, its at home,
The gas safe card is very important, on the front of the card is a picture of the local gas safe plumber,
if the picture is not of the person in front of you, t
You will also see an expiry date, this expires every year at the end of March,
always check the card is still valid.
Also on the card you will see the registration number of the person or company they work for.
Many people can be registered under the same number, but everyone will have their own card with their picture on.Now you have checked over the front section of the gas safe card you now need to turn over and check the back, this section is where you find out what the plumber is qualified to work on
as an example, lets say you want a new boiler fitted,
check the card for boilers, if there is no boilers on the card, then they cannot work on boilers.
The gas safe card tells you everything that the plumber can work on.
that it’s very important for you to carry out your own checks,
even if your friend or neighbour give you details of their local gas safe plumber,
make sure it is still valid and they are qualified for the work you would like them to do.Finding a good local gas safe plumber is not easy, but once you do find a good one, keep his number safe.
should something happen,then you will find that your home insurance will not be valid for the damage.
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