If you’ve ever needed a gas fitting, you know how important choosing the right company is for your safety. Gas is highly flammable and you don’t want it leaking in or around your home.
Working with gas and gas fittings is dangerous which is why you need a skilled, experienced, licensed, and competent gas fitter on board to help with service, maintenance, repair or a new installation.
Great gas fitters are highly trained and skilled at working with your gas appliances and systems, whether that’s your cook-tops, stoves, gas cookers, water boilers or BBQs. They’re licensed and specialise in working with gas lines and appliances, to protect you and your property.
In this article, we’ll outline the qualities to consider when choosing a gas fitter, and share where to find the best in Canberra.
What makes a great gas fitter?
Choosing a fully qualified and experienced gas fitter can provide you with peace of mind. Safety is their priority.
It can be helpful to keep the following in mind when choosing a gas fitter.
- Trained, licensed and experienced. The best gas fitters have been formally trained. They’re licensed and have years of experience. They’re trained on how to correctly and safely install gas appliances for long-term use and can detect and remedy any faults. Never use a gas fitter who doesn’t have a current license with a professional body.
- Safety-conscious. Defective or improperly installed gas fittings can put you, your family, and your home at risk. Top-quality gas fitters are incredibly safety conscious and will go above and beyond to ensure everything is working as it should be.
- Well-priced. Price is always an important factor to consider. While competitive pricing is always a selling point, if someone quotes a rock-bottom price it could be that it’s too good to be true.
- Reliable. The best tradespeople, including gas fitters, always show up on time and work promptly. They never keep you waiting around.
- Insured. Gas isn’t something to muck around with. It can be dangerous. Make sure your gas fitter is properly insured to take care of any damage or injury that could happen in and around your property.
The best gas fitters in Canberra
RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 20 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.
To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.
With six years of community service, Blueline Plumbing & Gas have forged a reputation that is hard to beat. Specialising in residential gas fitting and plumbing, they offer installation, maintenance, repairs, and replacement services for gas systems and appliances.
This award-winning team have received regional recognition as finalists in Canberra’s Local Business Awards, and nationally at the Australian Small Business Champion Awards. Accolades aside, Blueline Plumbing & Gas are driven by providing exceptional service. From their friendly team through to the quality of their work; they are prompt, professional, and leave client's properties in a better condition than they were found.
Blueline Plumbing & Gas also understand the importance of transparency. This means steering clear of short cuts and providing clients with clarity and all possible solutions. Only the best products, parts, and tools are used, ensuring a level of quality that can be depended on. For added convenience Blueline Plumbing & Gas provide a two-hour service window and 30-minute notification period for clients.
Importantly, Blueline Plumbing & Gas is fully licenced and accredited. Services are conducted with safety and regulation first, delivering results first time around. Be it a hot water system, gas heating or appliance, look no further than Blueline Plumbing & Gas.
JandS L shared their experience with the team on Google, “Anthony is punctual, friendly and polite, highly efficient and his work is exemplary. We would highly recommend him to do any gas fitting/plumbing. Thanks Anthony it has been a good renovation experience!”
Since 2010, the team at Water Tight Canberra has delivered reliable, long-lasting gas-fitting, plumbing and drainage solutions.
They’re a one-stop shop for all gas appliance servicing, gas appliance installations and gas leak repairs and detection. Their licensed gas fitters can test for, locate, and repair gas leaks, service and repair all gas appliances, replace gas appliances and supply and install new gas appliances.
All of Water Tight Canberra’s gas fitters are licensed in LPG, natural gas and electrical disconnection/reconnect. They are also a national 2019 Telstra Business Award winner.
As satisfied customer Maria Hart wrote on Google, “From the online booking system down to payment, this has been the best tradie experience I've ever had. Full transparency around price and services, excellent communication and Aaron completed the job in no time. They even wore boot covers. Very reasonably priced and professional.”
ACT licensed plumber: 2017441. Member of Master Plumbers ACT.
Jet Blast Plumbing is a family owned and run business with more than 25 years of experience servicing Canberra, Queanbeyan and surrounds. Tony is quick to respond to all gas fitting, repairs or installations, as well as plumbing needs, and always strives to arrive on time (if not before). Tony takes pride in providing personal and prompt customer service and quality workmanship on all jobs.
No job is too big or too small for Jet Blast Plumbing. The friendly, experienced and qualified team includes an expert gas plumber and assists with safe and proper gas appliance installation, gas repairs, and gas metre issues, including leak detection.
Another advantage is that Jet Blast Plumbing offers customers a $0 call out fee (some conditions apply) and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Tony ensures Jet Blast Plumbing provides free quotes, and quickly, with no hidden surprises.
As satisfied customer Vanessa Clark wrote on Google, “I submitted a query via the webpage, got a call within 5 minutes and within 15 minutes Tony was already at my place … Will definitely be calling again next time I need a plumber!”
ACT Licensed Plumber: 2018299.
Silva Plumbing Service is one of the highest rated plumbing service providers in the Canberra region. With a fully qualified, passionate, and experienced team, Silva Plumbing Service works with residential and commercial clients on all things plumbing and gas. They offer a 24/7 emergency service. The team at Silva Plumbing Service understands how dangerous gas leaks and gas appliance issues can be and can install new or repair current gas fittings.
Ken Smith wrote on Google, “Called on a Saturday, came out in less than an hour and was able to fix my problem in about an hour. I had another plumber come out beforehand and he couldn't fix the issue. Steve Silva plumbing was friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. They will get all my business in the future.”
MSJ Plumbing Group is a family owned and operated company with more than 30 years of handling plumbing and gas fitting and fixing in Canberra and surrounding region.
All tradesmen working for MSJ Plumbing Group are fully licensed, qualified and certified.
Vanessa Vanderzwart wrote on Google, “Highly recommend! Was super happy with the fast service and affordability compared to other local businesses. Will be using again in the future!”
ACT Licensed Plumber: 2013104. Member of Master Plumbers ACT.
Or, if you’re looking for more specialised plumbing services, check out our other articles on the best plumbers, the best emergency plumbers, the best blocked drain plumbers, the best commercial plumbers, the best toilet repair specialists and the hot water systems repairers in Canberra.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How do I choose the best gas fitter?
First and foremost, your gas fitter should be licensed by a professional body, insured and properly trained. They should also be experienced in the problem you need solved, such as installing gas pipes, converting BBQs to natural gas, maintaining gas appliances, installing new gas appliances or resting and repairing leaks. Do your homework by looking at their website for qualifications and experience. Also be proactive and ask them direct about certification and experience.
Does price matter when choosing the best gas fitter?
The saying "you only get what you pay for" applies to gas fitters as it does any other trade. If someone is quoting a price that seems too good to be true, it's because it probably is. Getting a few quotes is wise and will give you knowledge on what gas fitters charge. If you come across a low price, ask the gas fitter why they are so cheap.
Can I get my plumber to provide gasfitting services?
Some qualified, licensed plumbers can offer gasfitting services but they must be qualified to do so. It's best to ask your plumber if they can provide such services. If they can't, it's best to select a certified gas fitter.