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Whether you are having a new gas cooker installed or need a repair job for your current one, it is important to hire the right tradesman for the job. Plentific provides a service that lets you quickly generate a list of the best tradesmen in your local area that provide gas cooker installation or repair, as well as access to customer reviews to help you make your choice. Best of all, each and every job booked via Plentific will be covered by the Plentific Guarantee.
What do you need to know about gas cooker installation and repair?
Even if your cooker is not broken, it is important to have it serviced regularly, around once a year, as failing to do so can put your home in danger and can cost you more down the line. You may be tempted to go with a nationwide company, though they can often charge you more than you would get elsewhere. They may also attempt to sell you repair cover - if this is something you are interested in, make sure to ask whether or not it will cover your current repair job.
Installing or repairing a gas cooker can be a dangerous job, so be sure that your tradesman is gas safety registered. They should be carrying a card that shows what gas work they are qualified to do. Your choice may have completed an apprenticeship, or else they may have earned a college or trade organisation qualification. A good indicator of your choice’s expertise is if they are a member of a tradesmen’s organisation, as such groups will enforce high standards and codes of conduct for their members. Be sure to ask for a tradesman’s credentials before making a choice. You should also ask for reviews from previous customers. Once the repair is complete, you should be provided with a gas appliance installation certificate for your cooker.
Before choosing someone to install your gas cooker, ask if your choice offers after-care services. They may offer guarantees to repair your appliance for a certain amount of time. Independent tradesmen and small businesses will usually offer similar cover to larger organisations, often at better prices. It might sound obvious, but if you are having your cooker repaired you should check to see if you are still covered by such a guarantee. You should also make sure your choice has guarantees and insurance in place to cover accidental damage and safety.
How much does gas cooker installation or repair cost?
The cost installing a gas cooker depends on the type - installing a standard gas range cooker can cost around £85, while installing a unit built into a designed kitchen can cost around £100. Companies may offer a fixed price for certain repairs, or may have a ‘no fix no fee’ policy. Depending on the type of oven, a repair job could cost around £120. You may be charged for an hour’s work as standard, but be sure to ask for a breakdown of an offered quote, and have several to compare and choose from.
When discussing the breakdown, there are a few things to make sure of. Will the tradesman take away the packaging for your appliance, and will they dispose of or recycle your old one? Will they test the cooker, or charge you extra for certain materials like parts for repair? The type of gas in your area can also raise the price of installation, so be sure your model is suitable. For example, some cookers might not work with Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG). You may be able to save money by doing certain jobs such as packaging removal yourself, but remember working with gas is dangerous: it is not a DIY project for the unqualified.