Gas plumbing safety tips from Brisbane’s experienced professionals

With over 20 years of experience servicing gas plumbing systems across Brisbane, our team of licensed gas fitters has seen firsthand the dangers of improper gas line installation and maintenance. While gas is an extremely convenient and efficient fuel source for heating, cooking, and more, it can also be hazardous when not properly handled.

To keep your Brisbane home or business safe, it’s crucial to follow gas plumbing safety protocols and get help from qualified professionals. Here are some essential gas plumbing safety tips straight from our veteran team:

Signs there may be a gas leak

One of the most important things is to know the warning signs of a potential gas leak, including:

  • The distinct rotten egg smell of natural gas
  • A hissing or whistling sound near gas lines
  • Air bubbles in water outlets
  • Dead houseplants in the vicinity
  • Dust blowing from a hole or pipe

If you notice any of these signs, immediately evacuate the area and call an emergency gas plumber from a safe location away from the suspected leak.

Gas plumbing work requires licensing

Under Australian plumbing regulations and legislation, any work on gas lines and appliances must be carried out by a licensed and certified gas fitter. Attempting gas plumbing work yourself is extremely unsafe and illegal.

Our Brisbane plumbing team includes fully licensed and insured gas services professionals qualified to work on:

  • Gas pipelines and installations
  • Gas appliance fitting and servicing
  • LPG and natural gas conversions
  • Gas bayonet and cooktop connections

Don’t risk your safety by using an unlicensed plumber – always verify their accreditations and credentials for gas work.

Routine safety inspections are critical

Even with no visible issues, it’s essential to have routine gas safety inspections performed by a professional on gas systems and appliances like:

  • Gas heaters and furnaces
  • Gas hot water systems
  • Gas stoves, cooktops and ovens
  • Outdoor gas grills and heaters
  • Gas installations for fire pits, pools, etc.

These inspections check for gas leaks, ensure proper ventilation, verify operational safety, test for combustibles, and identify any necessary repairs or maintenance. We recommend annual gas safety inspections at minimum.

Installing carbon monoxide detectors

Carbon monoxide is an odourless, colourless gas that can be fatal in high concentrations. Since incomplete combustion from gas appliances produces CO, it’s critical to have carbon monoxide detectors installed:

  • Place detectors near all bedrooms and living areas
  • Have detectors both upstairs and downstairs if applicable
  • Check and replace detector batteries annually
  • Replace detectors every 5-7 years as recommended

These detectors provide an early warning system against hazardous CO buildup due to gas plumbing issues or ventilation problems.

Pro gas safety tips

Our licensed gas plumbers in Brisbane always recommend the following gas safety best practices:

  • Never attempt to move or repair gas appliances or lines yourself
  • Don’t store combustibles or liquids near gas appliances
  • Schedule regular inspections and maintenance with a licensed fitter
  • Know how to quickly shut off the gas supply in an emergency
  • Install a safety gas valve for automatic supply shut-off
  • Ensure proper vents, chimneys and airflow for gas appliances

Preventative maintenance and safety protocols are vital for eliminating risks when using gas plumbing.


Whether you have gas plumbing in your home or business, it’s essential to make safety the top priority. From recognizing gas leak symptoms to having professional gas plumbers perform inspections and installations, following proper protocols saves lives. Don’t take any chances with gas – our licensed Brisbane gas fitting team is here to handle all your gas plumbing needs safely and correctly. Contact us today to schedule service.

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