Autumn is a Great Time to Check Your Gas Appliances

May 31, 2018

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All gas appliances in your home should have regular safety checks by a gas engineer. Autumn is an ideal time to do this annual maintenance to ensure that your appliances are operating at optimal levels. Intagas has technicians that can check all of the gas appliances in your home to ensure that you are not at risk carbon monoxide poisoning or other problems associated with leaking gas pipes.

Signs That Servicing is Needed

If you notice any of the following warning signs, have your appliance serviced immediately:

  • It’s not working properly
  • The appliance burns with a yellow flame rather than a crisp plume
  • Black marks or stains are evident near the appliance
  • The pilot light keeps going out
  • The room in which it is located has increasing condensation

The Difference Between Safety Check and Service

Make sure that when your technician comes out for service that the scope of the work is clear. Service is different than safety checks and safety checks have two levels—that involving only the appliance itself and an additional level involving pipework.

What is a Safety Check?

An appliance check includes test to ensure the appliance is safe to operating, including:

  • Correctly set and adjust to ensure gas is burning correcting
  • Suitable for the room in which it is located
  • Securely fitted and properly connected to gas pipework
  • Receives a permanent and adequate air supply
  • Flues and chimneys must operate correctly
  • Safety devices must function properly

How Appliance Service Differs

Appliance service includes all of the above checks for inspection and cleaning of the appliance along with other specifications listed b the manufacturer’s instructions. This service can include:

  • An analysis of the combustion exhaust gases to ensure the appliance is burning gas safely
  • A check of the appliance’s condition that includes, but may not be limited to: the effectiveness of seals and gaskets, the cleanliness of heat exchangers and other pertinent signs or heat or distress

What is a Gas Installation Safety Checklist?

If you would like an installation safety check, the following would apply:

  • All accessible gas pipework is visually inspect to ensure the insulation is in good condition
  • The gas pipework is tested to ensure there are no gas leaks

Contact us at Intagas for further information on how to keep your Brisbane area home safe regarding all types of gas installations.

Contact Mick on 0435 579 094 or send a quick email.

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Gas Services

  • Domestic & commercial gas hot water system
    Installation, Service, Maintenance & Repair
  • Gas hot water system check up available
    Recommended before the winter demand
  • Gas appliance installations & repair
    Cooktops, Upright cookers, Ovens, BBQs, Heaters
  • Gas leaks—fast response
    Testing & repairs
  • Gas conversions
    Natural & LPG
  • Gas lines
    New installations or upgrade of existing lines
  • Gas compliance certificates & plates
  • Pre-winter service for portable room heaters
    Pick up & drop off service available. Conditions Apply — no parts included
  • Temporary gas HWS available for hire
    Conditions Apply—must use current location of existing system

Plumbing Services

  • Domestic plumbing installation & repair
    Toilets, Taps/Mixers, Shower heads
  • Electric hot water system installation & removal
    New laws apply
  • Electric hot water system check up available
    To check if your hot water system meets current Australian standards
  • New cold/hot water line installation
  • Upgrade of old existing water lines

Air Conditioning Services

  • Installation of split system air conditioners
    Up to 18kw
  • Basic clean service available

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