A Plumber or a Gas Engineer?

Who do we need for our plumging problem? A gas engineer or a plumber? That’s the question that each one of us asks when there’s a problem with our central heating, boiler issues, clogged drain, or a leak.

When will a plumber be useful?

plumber in Romford will repair any leak, unclog a drain, take care of any problems with the central heating system, as well as any water appliances in your house, such as: unvented hot water cylinder, vented cylinder, water cylinder, and etc. In order for a plumber to undertake some jobs, he/she must have the right qualifications in order to ensure our safety. Those jobs include unvented water cylinder, disinfection of water installation, as well as all water pressure installations.

How about a gas engineer?

We’ll need a gas engineer in Romford in order to undertake any repairs or fix any gas appliances such as a boiler, fireplace, water heaters, hob, heaters, etc. A gas engineer is a highly qualified and experienced plumber, who can take care of any problems regarding plumbing in your house. A gas engineer will also charge more than a plumber, however, for those prices, we can be certain of our safety and that his/her job has been done according to Gas Safe and building regulations, which is what we usually want.

Before You Call a Gas Engineer – Advice

Not every problem with the boiler requires a call for a gas engineer who will charge you for doing something that you can do yourself.

In case of problems with the boiler, before you decide to call for a gas engineer, it’s worth following the instructions below. They can help you to fix a problem in the operation of the device without the need for a gas engineer’s visit, and in case a visit is necessary, it will allow the engineer to operate more efficiently. These are activities that are within the scope of service, which according to the of manufacturers book , can be performed by each user:
Check the boiler’s water pressure on the pressure gauge to ensure that it is within the range recommended by the manufacturer, this is given in the manual instructions. If it is too low (below 0.8), fill the water pressure to the recommended level (1.5 – 1.8 bar).
Check the connection to electricity.
Try turning the power switch off and on again. If the lockout information is displayed (red lamp, crossed-out flame, etc.), press the reset button. If the boiler starts to work after this, it should be observed for any signs of abnormal behaviour – e.g. water leaks, unusual noises, etc. If anything arouses your suspicion, for your safety it is best to switch off the boiler immediately – disconnect it from the electricity supply and shut off the gas supply. If there’s a water leak, close the shut-off valves and call for an engineer.
If a room stat (thermostat) is connected to the device, check that it is connected correctly. If it is battery-powered, check whether the battery needs changing.
If the above steps did not help solve the problem, or if the boiler is working in a faulty way (e.g. not heating properly, lockout, leaking, making excessive noise, etc.), please consult a gas engineer. It is also worth giving a call to a gas engineer if the appliance has not been serviced for a long time (over a year).

Before talking with a heating engineer, it is best, if possible, to prepare the following information:
First of all – boiler brand and model. This information can be found in the manufacture instruction or on the dataplate if it is visible from the outside. If the name of the model is not known, it will also help to provide, even roughly, the year installation and type (e.g. floorstanding or hanging boiler, system or a combination, etc.)
A detailed description of the fault: how it manifests itself, in what circumstances it occurs – e.g. in an accidental way, sometimes, and maybe always under certain circumstances, e.g. it does not heat up the water. If the fault consists of a small water leakage, it is worth noting which side of the housing we see the leak at. If the fault manifests itself as an occasional lockout – pay attention to how often this happens, maybe at certain specific moments.
Preparation of the above information will significantly improve the conversation and enable more precise determination of the scope and cost.

We recommend caution when working with gas appliance.

If anything arouses your suspicion, it is best to switch off the boiler immediately and call a gas engineer or a service technician.

We do not advise independent repairs of gas appliances.

The heating appliance is: gas, electricity, hot water, steam, toxic fumes.

Only professional and regular service ensures safety for you and your family.
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