Get your Natural Gas appliances serviced regularly
- Burners in water heaters or space heaters can become blocked with dust or lint, clogging up the heat exchanger and flue passageways which could lead to overheating and burner problems.
- Safety controls can wear out and fail if not regularly serviced.
- Have your hot water heater, flued, portable or central heating system serviced by a licensed plumber or gas fitter regularly and in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Always follow the appliance manufacturer’s service plan and keep a record of the dates of service.
Keep clothing and paper clear of Natural Gas appliances
- Items such as clothing or paper left on or close to the Natural Gas appliance could create a fire risk.
Take care with flammable products around the home
- Do not fill your mower with petrol near a Natural Gas appliance or flue outlet.
- Do not spray aerosols near operating Natural Gas appliances.
- Avoid storing chemicals or pressure packs on or near a Natural Gas appliance.
- Turn off any pilot burners before using tile adhesives or solvents near a Natural Gas appliance.
Operate gas appliances correctly
- Use Natural Gas appliances only for their intended purpose and according to manufacturer’s instructions.
- Never use a Natural Gas oven to heat a room or as a clothes dryer.
- Turn your Natural Gas heater off when you leave the house or go to sleep.
- Always supervise young children near any Natural Gas appliance.
- Clean your Natural Gas oven, grill, hot plate and range hood regularly to prevent build-up of spilled fats and burnt food and reduce the risk of fire.
Be careful when working near your Natural Gas supply
- Take care when using lawn mowers, brush cutters or digging in the garden so you don’t damage any gas pipes or metering equipment.