Have your gas appliances independently checked.

 

We will test for Carbon Monoxide emissions, gas leaks and safe operation and installation of all gas appliances installed.

Why do I need a Carbon Monoxide Test and Gas Safety Check?


All property owners should have their heaters and gas appliances cleaned and tested for Carbon Monoxide by a qualified plumber at least once every 2 years as recommend by Energy Safe Victoria. Carbon Monoxide is a poisonous gas that has no taste or smell and cannot be seen. Prolonged exposure of high levels of Carbon Monoxide can cause long-term health effects such as heart disease and brain damage and has resulted in unnecessary deaths. Independent Plumbing Inspections have a range of tests they can do to ensure your home is safe.


Independent Plumbing Inspections test for:

  • CO emissions, gas leaks and safe operation

  • Operational efficiency

  • Correct installation* and compliance

  • Negative pressure test*

  • Pressure Test gas lines & check for leaks

*In accordance with: Australian Standard Gas Installations AS5601-2015 and, the Gas Safety Act 2008

 *   Inspect that all appliances have been installed correctly and in accordance with the Australian Standards 

We use two different brands of CO testers so we can cross check if a spillage occurs.

Our CO testers are re calibrated every year 

We will do a gas safety check on:

  • Space Heater

  • Wall Furnace

  • Decorative Gas Long Fire

  • Ducted & Hydronic Heating

  • Pool Heater

  • Gas Line

  • Hot Water Unit - storage and instantaneous

  • Upright Stove/Cook top

  • Barbecue (natural Gas/LPG)

NB: a typical home has 1 heater, 1 stove, 1 hot water serve and 1 gas line
 

What are the dangers of Carbon Monoxide (CO)

Energy Safe Victoria does not endorse the installation of carbon monoxide (CO) alarms as a method of reducing the threat of CO poisoning in homes, but strongly promotes regular maintenance of gas heating appliances to reduce the possibility of CO poisoning.


CO is highly poisonous, invisible, odourless and is very difficult to detect with the human senses. The build up of CO in the blood interferes with the body’s ability to supply itself with oxygen and is therefore dangerous to your health.
Under normal operating conditions, where gas appliances are well maintained and correctly ventilated, CO gas levels are minimal, although high levels of CO can occur if one or more of the following conditions exist:

  • An appliance is faulty or is poorly maintained

  • A flue is partially or totally blocked

  • The heater is not adequately ventilated

  • Negative pressure within the home occurs

The symptoms of CO Poisoning
As stated by Energy Safe Victoria,
Early CO poisoning symptoms include:

  • tiredness

  • shortness of breath

  • mild headaches

  • nausea

  • When CO poisoning gets worse, people may experience

  • severe headaches

  • dizziness

  • weakness and sleepiness

  • nausea and vomiting

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Extreme poisoning may lead to confusion, loss of consciousness and death. Loss of consciousness can happen quickly.


A doctor should be alerted when CO poisoning is suspected.

Who is at risk?
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Some people are especially sensitive to CO.


This includes:

  • people with heart disease

  • people with anaemia

  • young children

  • unborn babies

  • the elderly

It is very important to note that small children are more susceptible to CO poisoning than adults

Video on CO emissions

Carbon Monoxide Test and Gas Safety Check

from

$275

Inc. GST

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Servicing metropolitan Melbourne and country Victoria

Plumbing Inspection Services

Plumbing Reports
Thermal Imaging
Drainage Camera inspections
Pre handover and pre plaster inspections
Gas Safety Check & Carbon Monoxide testing

Locate below ground services

Pre-purchase plumbing Inspections
 

We do plumbing inspections across country Victoria and Melbourne metropolitan areas including:  Bayside, Berwick, Bacchus Marsh, Bendigo, Clayton, Cranbourne, Croydon, Camberwell, Dandenong, Diamond Creek, Glen Iris, Geelong, Glen Waverley, Healesville, Hallam,  Kinglake, Laverton, Lilydale, Melton, Malvern, Melbourne, Mooroolbark, Mornington, Preston, Ringwood, ,Richmond, Seville, Seymour, Shepparton, South Morang, Traralgon ,Toorak, Wandin, Warrandyte, Whittlesea, Wyndham Vale, Yarra Glen, Yea

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