Gas Fitter Newcastle
All of Murphy Plumbing’s professional plumbers are also qualified gas fitters, enabling us to provide a range of different gas fitting and installation services. We are fully licensed to perform any pipe-work and we can work with all types of gas fittings. Our team travels in fully equipped mobile units, which carry all the tools and parts required to perform gas fitting tasks on-site.
Gas is a highly volatile fuel and we place a top priority on all aspects of safety in everything we do. From installations to lasting, quality repairs, our expert gas fitters provide the peace of mind that only comes through working with licensed professionals.
Gas Appliance Installation
If you have recently purchased a new gas appliance, then you will require a qualified gas fitter to complete the installation for you. We can also install and commission a new gas line if required or extend your existing one, so you can place your new appliance where it is most convenient. Of course, all our gas installations are fully compliant and we provide customers with a gas compliance certificate on completion. Our staff are experienced, reliable and will treat your home and property with the same level of respect that we would treat their own.
Gas Heating Installation & Repairs
All of our plumbers are skilled and licensed gas fitters, so we can take care of everything connected with your gas heating. From installing pipework to repairing gas stoves, you can rely on our team at Murphy Plumbing. Our mobile units are equipped with all the spares and service items we need to tackle your gas heating issues.
Emergency Gas Repairs
If you are concerned you have a gas leak or one of your gas appliances is faulty, contact our team immediately for our emergency service. Gas leaks can be dangerous, so if you have any concerns call us and we will send out a qualified gas fitter any time of day or night.
What does a gas fitter do?
As every homeowner knows, working gas lines and appliances are absolutely essential to the safety and functionality of a property. Damage to gas lines could lead to gas leaks, thus endangering the health of you and your loved ones or potentially even sparking a gas explosion. Carbon monoxide poisoning is a relatively rare but serious condition that can occur as a result of gas leaks, and it is vital that homeowners are alert to its dangers.
Fortunately, professional gas fitters are readily available for hire to address any gas-related issues and perform safety checks if necessary. If you’re wondering what kinds of tasks this role involves, we’ve put together a brief guide below:
1. Understanding building plans
Working on gas lines involves careful planning, requiring gas fitters to read the floor plans of buildings they are working on very closely. To obtain a professional licence, gas fitters are required to undergo rigorous training to ensure they are able to read complex architectural sketches and put them to practical use.
2. Connecting properties to gas lines
This is one of the most common and important jobs that gas fitters undertake, as it helps to ensure that property owners are supplied with enough gas to perform household tasks such as cooking and turning on the heating.
Of course, thanks to the highly flammable nature of natural gas, fitters are specially trained to tap into lines safely, avoiding hazardous leaks.
3. Connecting appliances to gas lines
As well as connecting property gas lines to main neighbourhood gas lines, fitters are responsible for hooking appliances up to the system and ensuring that they are in good working order. This could include, amongst other things, a cooker or boiler.
4. Repairing gas lines and appliances
Gasfitters are trained to fix damaged lines, as well as appliances such as gas regulators, burners, and gas metres. Repairing gas metres is particularly vital as a broken metre could lead to false gas reading, mechanical issues, and poor gas flow management.
5. Annual gas checks
It is recommended that homeowners have their gas lines surveyed and, if necessary, repaired at least once a year. Even if you cannot spot any visible damage to your gas pipes, there are several other indicators of system impairment that should prompt you to make a call to a friendly local gas fitter. These include odd smells, changes in the appearance of flames produced by your burners, and a deterioration in the health of your houseplants.
6. Installing gas safety systems
A gas fitter will be happy to install safety systems to help keep your home and family safe from leaks. It is important to remember that gas pipes can deteriorate over time. Even if you haven’t actively damaged a gas pipe, they can still present risks if left unexamined for years on end. The best way to stay safe is to install a carbon monoxide detector and book gas safety assessments annually.
Hire a gas fitter in Newcastle today!
Are you looking to hire some of the best-licensed gas fitters in Newcastle? Get in touch with Murphy Plumbing today!