Why You need a Registered Gas Fitter
It is essential for both your home that any appliances connected to an LPG Gas source be fitted, maintained and repaired by a licensed gas fitter.
In New South Wales, licensed gas fitters are required to complete at least two years of combined industry experience, in addition to a number of tertiary qualifications relating to the safe handling of gas.
What Counts as Gas Fitting Work?
NSW adheres to the Gas Supply Act 1996 which includes any work completed on a gas installation connected to a compressed natural gas container. The Home Building Act of 1989 states that gas fitting work encompasses alteration or repair of a gas installation.
A number of household items use gas and require a professional to fit them. These include ovens, water heaters, general heating, barbecues and even pool heaters. Gas work requires licensed contractors and a Certificate of Inspection or Certificate of Compliance to NSW Fair Trading.
Dangers of Unqualified Gas Installation
Incorrect gas installation can leave you out of pocket. If a natural gas furnace or appliance isn’t installed correctly, a build up of carbon monoxide can occur. Carbon monoxide is an odourless, colourless gas that can lead to death and property damage
Carbon monoxide is heavier than air, it accumulates in low areas, rather than dissipating. The poisonous effects of carbon monoxide can harm both humans and pets. If you suspect a gas leak it’s important to act quickly.
Spark sources include electrical components such as remote locking systems, electric motors. There are items around the house that could be a spark source like; radios and sound systems.
Over time gas fittings and gas filters become loose or corroded. This is especially true in older homes and commercial factory environments. Many older properties can have older gas systems still using legacy appliances that place strain on the fittings.
Regardless of the size and cost of the work, you need to contact an expert like Ruttley Plumbing when dealing with gas fitting.