As a homeowner or landlord in Johannesburg, it is important to have your gas appliances inspected regularly to ensure that they are safe to use. Gas inspections should be carried out by a qualified Gas Safe registered engineer who will inspect and test all gas appliances, pipework, and flues in your property.
Why gas inspections are important
Gas inspections are important for several reasons. Firstly, they ensure the safety of those using the gas appliances in a property. Carbon monoxide poisoning and gas leaks are real dangers that can result in serious injury or even death. A gas inspection confirms that appliances have been properly installed and are safe to use.
Secondly, gas inspections are required by law in certain circumstances. For example, landlords in South Africa are required to have their gas appliances inspected annually and provide a valid Landlord Gas Safety Certificate to their tenants.
How often should gas inspections be done?
The frequency of gas inspections depends on the type of gas appliance and how often it is used. It is recommended that gas appliances are inspected annually by a qualified Gas Safe registered engineer. However, if an appliance is used more frequently, it may require more frequent inspections.
What happens during a gas inspection?
During a gas inspection, a Gas Safe registered engineer will carry out a series of checks to ensure that gas appliances, pipework and flues are safe to use. This includes checking for gas leaks, ensuring that appliances are properly ventilated, and checking that there is no damage to pipework or flues.
Gas inspection checklist
A gas inspection checklist typically includes the following items:
- Check for gas leaks
- Check that the appliance is properly ventilated
- Check for any damage to pipework or flues
- Check that the appliance is burning correctly
- Check that safety devices are working correctly
What to do if a gas appliance fails an inspection
If a gas appliance fails an inspection, it must be repaired or replaced before it can be used again. The Gas Safe registered engineer will provide a list of recommendations and, in some cases, may issue a warning notice to prohibit further use of the appliance until it is repaired or replaced.
Book a gas inspection service
If you require a gas inspection for your property in Johannesburg, contact us at Gas Wizards. Our team of Gas Safe registered engineers can carry out a comprehensive gas inspection to ensure that your gas appliances are safe to use. Contact us today to book your gas inspection service.