While the roles of “plumber” and “gas engineer” cross over in certain areas, the latter is a specialist trade that is subject to a lot more scrutiny and legal regulation. This is because working with gas comes with many more associated risks than working with water. A plumber doesn’t require any formal qualification to Legally operate, though you should certainly seek a plumber who is qualified should you need one. On the other hand, a gas engineer needs to have both formal qualifications and be on the Gas Safe register in order to go to work. Surrey Boiler Installations in Guildford ticks both these boxes, and continues well beyond these minimum requirements.
The reason why the two are often confused most likely comes from the fact that many gas engineers started off as plumbers, before pursuing qualifications and training to take on gas work like boiler installations, repair and servicing. That’s how we started! But it’s important to always inquire about a contractor’s Gas Safe status before they even get through the door. A botched boiler installation or poorly handled repair could lead to something as serious as a carbon monoxide leak, or even an explosion.
Many gas engineers operating around Guildford and wider Surrey take a broad brush, Jack-of-All-Trades approach to their work, doing everything from fitting a new boiler, to repairing or servicing one. We take a more narrow approach. While it’s true we offer a range of central heating services, such as power flushing and infrastructural upgrades (e.g fitting new radiators), we place a big emphasis on boiler installation. By specialising in this area, we’ve refined our service to perfection and believe there’s no other gas engineer in the county that does it better than us!
Within the wider boiler installation category, we specialise further by focusing on Worcester Bosch boilers. These have a fantastic reputation for reliability, ease-of-use, energy-efficiency and technologically innovative components. However, while many a gas engineer works exclusively with one manufacturer, we take a different approach. Despite our fondness for Worcester Bosch boilers, we want our Guildford and Surrey clients to have a wide selection of top quality products available to them. That’s why we can also fit a new boiler from other leading brands like Glow-worm, Veissman and Valliant.
So the next time you require a boiler installation or central heating professional for work in Guildford or any surrounding locale throughout Surrey, pick up the phone and give us a call. We’re a 10/10 rated Gas Safe engineer on Checkatrade that is a member of the Surrey Trading Standards scheme, and has undergone assessment by leading industry trade body NICEIC. We go beyond the aforementioned minimum requirements of being Gas Safe registered and qualified, and provide an exceptional standard of customer service to each and every client who gives us a call. Hear their stories over at our testimonials page.