Gas Cooker Installers
If you are looking to install your gas cooker it is important that you are able to differentiate between illegally operating gas cooker installers and those that are recognised within the industry. The single component that allows the general public to distinguish between legal and illegal gas cooker installers is their registration with the Gas Safe Register. This assures customers that the engineer is educated and aware of the British safety standards.
You may ask yourself what are the benefits of Gas Safe registered engineers? And is the extra cost worth paying over lower rate gas cooker installers? A segment on the BBC watchdog website addresses this issue. It highlights the fact that due to unofficial engineers the British public is wasting £100 million pounds every year to rectify illegal gas work. In addition to this, the statistics show that the client ends up paying up to 25% extra just to rectify the inadequate job. This evidence presents us with the fact that although unregistered gas cooker installers may be an initially cheaper and enticing option they ultimately and frequently result in the client paying additional charges to repair an insufficient job.
In addition to this, the health risks associated with employing unregistered gas cooker installers is not an issue to be taken lightly. Improper fixtures are the main cause of cooker gas leaks. Gas leaks are not only dangerous but may also prove to be fatal through the presence of carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide is a lethal gas and can induce a range of symptoms to the individual when they are exposed to the gas for a period of time. These symptoms include nausea, headaches, chest pains and general decline in health. At Fitting a Cooker we pride ourselves on our experienced and qualified engineers whom consistently carry out cooker installations safely and securely.