Top 10 gas safety tips

Smelling a gas leak

If you smell rotten eggs, it could be a gas leak.  If you can't find the source, leave the area immediately and call your distributor or 000. 

Keep appliances outside

Never take outdoor appliances like BBQs or patio heaters indoors.  There’s a very high risk of carbon monoxide poisoning when used indoors.

Check your flames

Flame on your gas appliances should always be blue. If the flame is yellow, contact a licensed gas fitter to service the appliance. 

Regular maintenance

You should have your gas heating serviced every twelve months. Dust build up can be a fire hazard and carbon monoxide leaks can be fatal.

Alarms save lives

Install carbon monoxide or gas alarms in your house.  They work the same way as smoke alarms and could save your life if they detect leaks.

Keep it professional

Gas lines are very dangerous.  Only qualified gas fitters are legally allowed to work on gas lines in your house. Always hire a professional.

Check for bubbles

Before using gas bottles, spray soapy water onto the connection and check for bubbles.  If you see bubbles switch off the appliance and do not use until the problem is fixed.

Know where your meter is located

Your gas meter is usually found at the front or side of your house. Turn the valve to the off position and call a professional if there is an issue with your gas.

Store flammables carefully

Never store flammables such as petrol, paint or combustible cleaning solutions near gas appliances. The heat could cause a fire or explosion.  

Always watch your cooking

Don’t ever leave gas cooking unattended. If you must leave your cooking, turn the gas off until you can return.