Your gas lines need your attention!! Gas line renewals and repairs should be taken seriously.
Be it a commercial or a residential unit in Melbourne, it is essential to routinely check the gas connections throughout your property.
Professional gas plumbers like Doherty Plumbing Solutions can assist you with regular servicing, renewals and maintenance of gas lines.
In most cases, these might require only minor repairs. If a gas issue is beyond a quick fix, an upgrade could be on the cards to the existing gas line and fittings.
Is your gas appliance safe?
Since 29 March, 2021, new Victorian rental laws within the Residential Tenancy Regulations 2021 stipulate that all gas installations and fittings must undergo safety checks every two years by a registered gas fitter, who is licensed to service Type A gas appliances.
A potential gas leak is not easy to detect – it does not make a sound or is smelt/seen. Moreover, there could be the danger of Carbon Monoxide poisoning.
So, having a professional gas plumber inspect all gas appliances and pipelines regularly will ensure their safety and efficiency. Where required, they may also advise you on long-term fixes and the correct upgrades.
When should I call a gas plumber?
Observing these tell-tale signs might mean calling a licensed gas plumber for renewal/repair of your gas units and connections in Melbourne.
A gas leak can be deceiving. A rotten egg-like stench in your property, and residents suffering from flu-like symptoms, including headache, nausea, muscle pain and weakness, shortness of breath, dizziness or chest pain, could indicate a potential gas spillage.
Erratic gas output, and when appliances start burning a yellow flame, could be signs of a problem in the supply line. A safely burning gas flame is bluish yellow in colour.
A hissing sound from a point in the gas connection or a gas appliance means there might be a leak. This requires an immediate fix, with the help of an expert gas plumber.
Unusual gas bills
If you suspect the monthly gas bills at your household or workplace are inconsistent with the usage, this higher-than-normal amount could be a sign of faulty gas lines.
Decomposing plant matter
Dead/decomposing/withering vegetation in spots around your property’s gas mains and connecting pipes could be a giveaway of gas line malfunctions.
Old, galvanized pipes
Outdated galvanized gas pipes run the risk of corrosion and rusting, which need replacement in the long run to avoid gas leakage that might cause a health hazard.
For the latest gas safety information from Energy Safe Victoria, please visit the following links:
You can also contact Energy Safe Victoria via firstname.lastname@example.org or call 03 9203 9700 or 1800 800 158 (freecall).
For any emergencies, please always dial 000.
How can Doherty Plumbing Solutions help?
As your local gasfitting experts in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, our licensed and experienced gas plumbing professionals here at Doherty Plumbing Solutions can locate and safely carry out necessary repairs/renewals of all types of gas lines and appliances.
They will assist you by performing relevant analysis to scope the issue and provide you with a Gas Safety Report on completion of work, thus giving you peace of mind that your gas units and pipes have been inspected for safe operation.
For regular and reliable servicing of your gas appliances in compliance with the current Australian standards, reach out to our team for a quick chat: