Why You Need a Professional to Install a Gas Appliance

Jan 30, 2019

Do you have a new gas appliance such as a stove or an outdoor BBQ that you got for Christmas? Maybe you want to install a dedicated gas line for your new appliance. Sometimes homeowners think that they can accomplish such tasks themselves along with a gas line pressure test. However, the answer is an emphatic NO. Here’s why you need the services of a professional gas fitter like Intagas.

Improper Installation Could Lead to a Gas Leak

This is the number one reason to avoid installing gas appliances or performing a gas line pressure test on your own. Your appliance may not operate correctly, or at all, but more importantly you’re putting yourself and your family at risk. Gas leak are a serious fire hazard, while inhaling gas fumes can be potentially fatal.

You Could Damage the System Itself

If the gas line isn’t properly connected or installed on an appliance such as a water heater, the water won’t heat. Appliances that are not installed properly won’t work correctly. It’s that simple.

Improper Installation Can Lead to Damage Near the Appliance

This goes hand-in-hand with the previous point as improper gas line installation can lead to other damages. In the case of a water heater, a bad installation could lead to water leaks that can leave expensive damage in their wake. It’s better to spend that money on having a professional install and test your system as opposed to saving money by doing it yourself and spending much more on repairs later on.

Whether the gas appliance you’re dealing with is a cook, a fireplace, a water heater or something else, you should never risk the safety and current state of your home.

It’s Illegal to Do It Yourself!

In addition to putting yourself, your family and your home at risk, it’s also illegal to do a gas installation on your own. You must have a certified technician with a gas certification do the work. After installing and commission a gas appliance at your home, the licensed gas fitter must supply you with a copy of an installation certificate and/or fix a compliance plate to the installation. This certificate ensures that your installation complies with the standards and regulations issued by the state of Queensland.

As a licensed gas fitter, Intagas is also required to issue a compliance certification for any alteration or extension to an existing gas service or a new gas installation in your Brisbane area home.

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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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