The two roles can seem quite similar which explains the possible confusion. Let us help you!
The roots of plumbing originate from the Roman times! The word plumbum means “lead” in Latin and of course, plumbers in these times used to work with lead pipes. The modern plumber of course, no longer works with lead. Today plumbers tend to work on wet and dry pipes. Whether its a drain, a washing machine, a dishwasher or a sink – if there is an issue with a leak it’s a plumber you need to call.
Some plumbers are capable and qualified to work on heating appliances, radiators and boilers – it is always best to make sure or just to contact a heating engineer. Better to be safe than sorry!
Plumbers seem to have blurred the lines between who you should be calling with their array of services offered. If utilising a plumber for boilers or heating systems, it is vital to check they are gas safe – http://www.gassaferegister.co.uk/
It’s also important to note, just because a plumber is gas safe doesn’t mean they are qualified to work on boilers too as they could only be lawfully permitted to work on a gas stove for example! The gas industry is highly regulated to ensure works are carried out to the highest standards and importantly, safely. To add to this, Aura Gas are Which? Trusted Traders, proud members of Trustpilot and come highly rated on Checkatrade. So, proceed with a company you can rely on and a company who cares.
Heating engineers tend to be specialist, only working on heating and not particularly venturing into other aspects of works. If the issues you are having is within your heating system or your boiler, the safest and most efficient route, is to contact a heating engineer. Whilst a heating engineers works sound very niche, they cover a whole breath of services – repairs, maintenance, monitoring and installation – among others!
We, Aura Gas, are an accredited installer for leading boiler manufacturers. This means that we have expert product knowledge and can offer the same guarantees and repairs services. We also carry out general installation, repair and servicing.
Let us make it simple for you – contact us for assistance with your issues and we can advise! Enjoy up to a 12 year guarantee and quick and easy installation. All of our engineers are GasSafe Registered, each with extensive experience performing countless installations!