Safety With Gas in Your Home

Mar 17, 2018

Your home is where you and your family want and need to be safe. Taking care of your gas appliances is important to ensuring your family’s health and well being. Following are some tips for working with gas appliances in your home.

Servicing Gas Appliances

All gas water heaters and space heaters should be serviced at least every two years by a licensed or registered gasfitter such as Intagas in Brisbane to ensure that they are working properly. When your appliance is serviced, make sure your technician uses a CO analyser to test for carbon monoxide spillage.

Gas appliances that need regular servicing include:

  • Burners in water heaters than can become blocked with dust and debris and interfere with the heat exchanger and flue passageways
  • Air filters, airways and fans that can be blocked by debris leading to burner problems and overheating
  • Devices with safety controls that can wear out and fail

Make sure you keep a record of all servicing that occurs.

Correct Operation of Gas Appliances

Never use gas appliance for anything other than their intended purpose. Always read manufacturers’ recommendations before using a new gas appliance. Other tips you should follow include:

  • Don’t tamper with valves or other gas fitting and never use excessive force to open or close gas control knobs
  • Never use an oven as a clothes dryer or to heat a room
  • Turn off any appliances that emit heat when you leave your home or go to sleep
  • Always supervise young children near any gas appliance
  • Clean your oven, gas grill, cooktop and range hood regularly to prevent build-up of spilled fats and burnt foods and to reduce the risk of fire
  • Items such as clothing and paper left near gas appliances can become a fire hazard
  • Turn off burners on your stove if you get called away from cooking
  • Don’t leave frying chips unattended as the oil may boil over and start a fire

Take Care Around Flammable Products

  • Never pour petrol near a gas appliance of flue outlet as an appliance flame may ignite the fumes
  • Fill your mower with petrol in a safe place away from appliances and flues for the same reason
  • Avoid spraying aerosols near gas appliances
  • Never store chemicals or pressure packs near appliances as the heat may cause them to explode
  • Don’t use flammable materials such as petrol, mineral turpentine or pain near a gas appliance
  • Turn off burners before using adhesives or solvents

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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

Local Suburbs Serviced:

Bowen Hills, Brisbane, East Brisbane, Fortitude Valley, Herston, Highgate Hill, Kangaroo Point, Kelvin Grove, New Farm, Newstead, Paddington, Petrie Terrace, Red Hill, South Brisbane, Spring Hill, Teneriffe, West End, Woolloongabba, Acacia Ridge, Algester, Annerley, Archerfield, Burbank, Calamvale, Coopers Plains, Darra, Doolandella, Drewvale, Durack, Dutton Park, Eight Mile Plains, Ellen Grove, Fairfield, Forest Lake, Greenslopes, Heathwood, Holland Park, Holland Park West, Inala, Karawatha, Kuraby, Larapinta, Macgregor, Mackenzie, Mansfield, Moorooka, Mount Gravatt, Mount Gravatt East, Nathan, Norman Park, Pallara, Parkinson, Richlands, Robertson, Rochedale, Rocklea, Runcorn, Salisbury, Seventeen Mile Rocks, Sinnamon Park, Stretton, Sumner, Sunnybank, Sunnybank Hills, Tarragindi, Tennyson, Upper Mount Gravatt, Wacol, Willawong, Wishart, Yeerongpilly, Yeronga, Bahrs Scrub, Bannockburn, Beenleigh, Belivah, Berrinba, Bethania, Boronia Heights, Browns Plains, Buccan, Carbrook, Cedar Creek, Cedar Grove, Cedar Vale, Chambers Flat, Cornubia, Crestmead, Daisy Hill, Eagleby, Edens Landing, Forestdale, Greenbank, Heritage Park, Hillcrest, Holmview, Jimboomba, Kagaru, Kingston, Logan Central, Logan Reserve, Logan Village, Loganholme, Loganlea, Lyons, Marsden, Meadowbrook, Mount Warren Park, Mundoolun, Munruben, New Beith, North Maclean, Park Ridge South, Park Ridge, Priestdale, Regents Park, Rochedale South, Shailer Park, Slacks Creek, South Maclean, Springwood, Stockleigh, Tamborine, Tanah Merah, Underwood, Undullah, Veresdale Scrub, Veresdale, Waterford West, Waterford, Windaroo, Wolffdene, Woodhill, Woodridge, Yarrabilba, Redcliffe, Clontarf, Deception Bay, Kippa-Ring, Margate, Newport, Rothwell, Scarborough, Woody Point, Albany Creek, Arana Hills, Bray Park, Brendale, Eatons Hill, Everton Hills, Ferny Hills, Griffin, Kallangur, Lawnton, Mango Hill, Murrumba Downs, North Lakes, Petrie, Strathpine, Warner