False: Gas Engineering Myths Busted
Myth: Gas engineers are only needed for emergencies. False: While gas engineers play a very important role in emergencies, they can also handle routine gas work like installations, servicing, and maintenance to prevent emergencies.
Myth: Gas safety certificates are unnecessary for homeowners. False: Gas safety certificates are essential for all properties with gas appliances, they ensure the safety of you and your loved ones and if you’re a landlord they’re needed for compliance with legal requirements.
Myth: Gas boilers don’t need regular servicing. False: Regular boiler servicing is a must for optimal performance, efficiency, and identifying potential issues early to prevent major breakdowns.
Myth: Gas engineers only work with heating systems. False: Gas engineers are skilled in a range of tasks, including installing and servicing gas appliances in kitchens, such as cookers and ovens.
Myth: All gas engineers are the same and can handle any job. False: Gas engineers have different specialisations. It’s crucial to choose a qualified engineer with expertise in the specific task you’re looking for, whether it’s boiler installation, repairs, or other gas-related work.
Myth: Homeowners can fix minor gas issues themselves. False: Gas-related issues should only be addressed by qualified gas engineers. Attempting DIY fixes can turn a minor issue into a life-threatening emergency very quickly. Please, under no circumstances, attempt to fix the issue yourself.
Myth: Gas safety checks are only necessary when moving house. False: Regular gas safety checks should be carried out in your home annually. They don’t take long and give you the peace of mind that you and your loved ones are safe and sound and your gas appliances are functioning correctly.