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Do I Need a Plumber to Fit My Cooker?


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When it comes to home improvements, many of us like to save money and also put our skills to the test by carrying out the work ourselves. Unfortunately, whilst many tasks can be carried out via basic DIY skills, when it comes to the fitting of a new gas cooker you will require a plumber Harrow to ensure that everything is completed safely and no problems arise later on down the line. This may at first glance seem like a lot of hassle to go through to get your new kitchen appliance fitted, but if short cuts are taken, the results can be damaging to the property and your family.

When it comes to fitting a gas cooker, although it may appear to be something which you’re able to do yourself, in reality there are various health and safety elements which need to be taken into account.

Due to carbon monoxide being colourless and generally odourless, detecting a leak in time from a household appliance can be difficult. Recent government statistics highlight that each year roughly 20 people are seriously or fatally injured as the result of carbon monoxide poisoning, due to household appliances not being installed correctly.

A gas leak is one of the main dangers of fitting a gas cooker appliance yourself, as even the slightest gap between pipes or a missed connection here or there, could cause harmful levels of gas leaking into the environment. Unfortunately as the recent statistics show, gas leaks can have serious implications not only on the appliance itself, but also the health and safety of your family.

Through being trained, Gas Safe registered and having the relevant and specialist tools to hand, your local plumber will be able to safely and securely fit the appliance in line with current British Standards and once the appliance has been fitted, they should be able to check all connection points to ensure everything is at it should be both before and after the installation has taken place.

As well as giving you peace of mind that the appliance has been installed safely, securely and in line with all current British Standards, it’s also a legal requirement for Gas Safe registered plumbers to carry out work relating to gas appliances within the property. If a non-Gas Safe registered plumber carries out the work, you’re liable to prosecution.

So if you’ve recently purchased a new cooker and want to ensure that it’s fitted correctly and meets all current British Standards, then contact your local plumber Harrow team and let one of their experienced, trained and professional technicians provide you with a great service and peace of mind.


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