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Have you ever wondered what the difference between a plumber and a gasfitter is? Sure, it might be obvious that plumbers work with water and gasfitters with gas. But their jobs are closely related to one another as they both work on enclosed pipes. You might also have seen that some plumbers also do gasfitting as part of their service, which might make you believe that the two jobs are interchangeable; however, this is not the case. Let Gacia Plumbing and Gasfitting explain what the difference is between these two professions!


Plumbers install, maintain and repair pipes that supply and carry away water from buildings and homes. When you have water leaking from a pipe or dripping from a tap, you will likely engage the services of this profession. However, they also install bathtubs, showers, sinks and toilets, or plumbing fixtures and connect washing machines and dishwashers. Essentially, plumbers work with anything in your home or commercial building that involves water and pipes.

Some examples of their work include:

  • Installing pipes and fixtures,
  • Repairing pipes and fixtures,
  • Finding the source of the problem with specific testing equipment such as pressure gauges,
  • Unblocking sinks and toilets,
  • Lay or repair drains,
  • Install and repair roofing pipes and spouting,
  • Giving recommendations about the best plumbing products and services.

A plumber is required to complete an apprenticeship and be registered with the Plumbers board to work on your property.


Gasfitting includes any work that involves connections to gas installations, such as gas heating, cooking, fireplace or hot water. Professional gasfitters install, maintain and repair gas systems and do tests regularly to ensure that they operate competently. They put safety systems in place to ensure there are no underlying risks with the gas. A gasfitter can work on both residential and commercial buildings and ensure all gas systems are working safely.

Some examples of their work include:

  • Installing gas cooking systems,
  • Maintaining gas pipes,
  • Checking for any underlying issues that might cause problems,
  • Putting safety measures into place,
  • Giving recommendations for gas appliances and services.

It’s important to know that gasfitters require specific qualifications to install and work on gas appliances and pipelines. A plumber might not necessarily have all the requirements to fulfil the job, so it is always a good idea to find out whether they are actually licensed to do the service.

Garcia Plumbing and Gasfitting can work on all your water and gas pipes to ensure all plumbing and gas appliances work to their full potential. As a licensed plumber and gasfitter, we will install and maintain all your lines, so you don’t need to worry about finding and contacting other professionals. Get in touch with our experienced plumbers and gasfitters today and work together with a friendly and professional team! Call us today to find out how we can help you!


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