DIY On Gas Appliances Could Be A Deadly Mistake

DIY On Gas Appliances Could Be A Deadly Mistake

In a world of ever-rising prices, it’s not surprising that almost one in three people say they would be prepared to try to fit a gas appliance themselves in order to save money. However, there are some things worth paying for – and the safety of your family is surely one of them so don’t even consider DIY on gas appliances could be a deadly mistake…

DIY On Gas Appliances Could Be A Deadly Mistake

If you conduct work on a gas appliance and you are not Gas Safe registered, then you are putting your and your family’s lives at risk of leaks, fires, explosions and the silent killer – deadly carbon monoxide poisoning.

Don’t risk your life – get a Gas Safe registered engineer to do all your gas work. Registered engineers are regularly retrained to make sure they are up-to-date with the latest changes in the industry. 


Many people assign a home improvement project to a single builder or project manager to save time and money. There are contractors that understand well the importance of gas safety, but many do not. A recent report revealed that more than 100,000 home improvement jobs resulted in illegal gas work, and in every case, the work had been subcontracted to a builder or contractor who had themselves employed an unregistered business for the gas work.

If you use a subcontractor, these guidelines may be useful:

  • Find out if the job involves gas work. If it does, employ a Gas Safe registered engineer to carry it out.
  • If you’re using a builder or project manager, remember that you can still check yourself that the engineer is Gas Safe registered and ask to see their credentials.
  • If you have had a new gas appliance fitted, the registered engineer should inform your Local Authority.

L&W Heating and Plumbing

Take the stress out of choosing a suitably qualified engineer by choosing L&W Heating and Plumbing – we only ever employ Gas Safe registered engineers. Call us today on a local number below:-

Plumbers Wigan 01942 417220
Plumbers St Helens 01744 776140
Plumbers Newton Le Willows 01925 394260
Plumbers Warrington 01925 394260
Plumbers Runcorn 01925 394260
Plumbers Widnes 01925 394260

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