Gas Geyser Installation
With electricity becoming more and more expensive, as well as the new laws to protect the environment from the results of coal being used to produce electricity, a gas geyser installation is becoming more and more popular. Many people now opt for gas as it gives you ‘cleaner’ (less environmentally harmful) and cheaper electricity. There are however some important things to know about a gas geyser installations.
Firstly – it is of utmost importance that a Certificate of Conformity according to the Pressure Equipment Regulations that can be found under the Occupation Health and Safety Act (No 85 of 1993) is issued for the gas geyser installation. This certificate should simply be issued to you when the gas geyser plumber finishes the installation. It is however your responsibility to get it. You will not be able to sell the house without the certificate to pass on to the new owners. This might sound very complicated, but it is just stating that the gas geyser installation was done up to standard. It is also important that a person who is registered with the Liquefied Petroleum Gas Safety Association of Southern Africa (LPGAS) is the one who issues the certificate.
This certificate will protect the homeowner should any damage or destruction come from the gas geyser installation. The insurance companies look for this certificate to prove that you were not at fault should there be a problem with it. You do not want your claim with the insurance, especially if it is a large claim, rejected because you do not have this certification.
Gas Geyser Installation Polokwane
If you already have a gas geyser but do not have the certificate, an inspection done by a qualified person, like the gas geyser Polokwane specialists, can solve the problem. If the original installation was done correctly, an inspection should only take a few minutes and the plumber will then be able to provide you with the relevant certificate.
More importantly, even more than for insurance of sale reasons, a certificate like this helps ensure that your family or the occupants of your house are safe, and that the gas geyser installation was done properly. While an explosion could be deadly, even a minor gas leak could result in severe health risks.
LPGAS has suggested the following useful tips for gas safety:
- Ensure you use a registered gas geyser installer
- Ensure you use a qualified gas dealer to procure the gas you will be using
- Only use verified and tested gas products
- Ensure that the seal on a cylinder matches the brand of the cylinder – this is a way companies get away with selling sub-standard materials.
- Ensure that you check gas appliances before you use them
If you suspect that there is something wrong with your gas geyser installation switch everything off immediately and call for the gas geyser plumber to come in and assess the situation. Your family’s safety is paramount. It is a good idea to open doors and windows should you suspect a gas leak.
Finally, get your gas geyser installation checked out once a year by your gas geyser Polokwane specialists to make sure everything is in good working order.