Finding An Engineer

All old and new boilers will suffer a fault at some point in their lifetime, and this could be a minor or major problem. Finding an engineer though is easier than you think.Better Gas Safe Than Sorry -

To ensure that your boiler is always performing in optimal condition, it’s best to have an annual check from a Gas Safe registered engineer. This will mean minor faults are dealt with quickly and efficiently, with no risk of the problem escalating.

There are no gas repairs that an untrained person can do. It’s simply too dangerous to tamper with the boiler and the consequences could be deadly. Always make sure that your engineer is Gas Safe registered.

What to do if there’s a fault with your boiler?

There are many things that could potentially go wrong with your boiler, but luckily there are a number of indicators to raise awareness.

So if you notice something unusual, such as a leak or high pressure readings, then the chances are your boiler needs repairing.

Boiler insurance is great, and if you spot a problem simply contact the insurers and normally they’ll take the problem out of your hands. They’ll hire a qualified engineer to carry out the work.

However, you could be asked to arrange your own engineer and keep the receipts. Of course the insurer will still pay for this.

Insurers tend to have a 24-hour emergency line, so you can always contact them if you’re worried about the condition of your boiler.

If you don’t have insurance, then you’ll have to pay for the repairs yourself, in full. But you’ll still be able to search the market for the best prices from professional engineers.

Choosing the right engineer

The right engineer is essential because you want the job done perfectly first time round.

By using our boiler installation quote form you’re assured to get quotes from local, vetted installers.

Always check the engineers Gas Safe ID Card

The card is there for your protection. Make sure that you check the front and the back of the card.

Check the front of the card for:

  • The photo
  • The start date and expiry date
  • The licence number
  • The security hologram

Check the back of the card to make sure:

  • Your engineer is qualified to do the gas work you want done e.g. cooker, boiler, gas fire
  • Their qualifications are up to date

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You can also check that your engineer is Gas Safe registered by calling Gas Safe Register on 0800 408 5500, texting Gas then the engineer licence number to 85080 or using the Check A Gas Engineer service online. is powered by