Servicing, Repair and Replacement of Gas Heaters
Regularly servicing your gas heater is imperative to the safety and wellbeing of your family. If gas heaters are not properly maintained, or incorrectly installed, they can leak toxic carbon monoxide, which poses a great risk to your family. Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colourless, odourless and tasteless gas, often called “the silent killer”. At high levels it is extremely poisonous, and can cause death or chronic illness if undetected. It is also highly flammable. Small children, the elderly and those with heart problems are particularly at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Energy Safe Victoria recommend you get your gas heater serviced at least every two years by a licensed gasfitter. Biskon Plumbing are fully qualified gasfitters and can safely service, repair and install all types of gas heaters, including space heaters, wall furnaces, central heating units and decorative log fires. If you notice any abnormalities with your gas heater, such as it intermittently switching off, the presence of soot or discolouration, debris down the flue pipe, or a change in flame colour, contact Biskon Plumbing immediately. Our highly trained staff are equipped with carbon monoxide analysers and will ensure the safety of your family.
Gas Appliance Servicing
Biskon Plumbing also services other gas appliances, including cookers, ovens and stoves, and gas BBQs. These appliances can also leak harmful carbon monoxide, so it is best to employ licensed gasfitters to service and repair them.
Gas Hot Water Installation
Gas hot water systems are a fantastic alternative to electric water heating, especially for those who are environmentally conscious. Gas hot water systems are generally more energy efficient than electric systems and can reduce carbon emissions by up to 33 per cent. They usually have lower upfront costs than solar or heat pump systems, which means gas is a great choice for home builders.
Gas hot water systems are significantly cheaper to run than most electric systems, especially when they utilise natural gas. Biskon Plumbing’s gas technicians will expertly install, service, replace and repair your gas hot water unit. Our licensed gasfitters will locate the best place for your system to minimise pipe work and prevent heat loss. To further minimise heat loss, we will also ensure your pipes are insulated and can run gas lines from your household meter where required.
Our gas professionals can advise you on the best system for your needs and will guide you through the installation process from start to finish. We will provide you with clear instructions on how to operate your system and can arrange regular servicing. Biskon Plumbing always supply a certificate of compliance so you can be confident your water heater is safe and complies with Australian regulations.
Electric Hot Water Installation
In addition to gas unit installation, our professional team are also fully qualified to install electric hot water units. Many plumbers are not certified to connect electric hot water systems, and instead the installation must be carried out by an electrician. If an electric hot water system is illegally installed by an unqualified plumber, you run the risk of voiding your hot water unit’s warranty and compromising your family’s safety. Biskon Plumbing are fully licensed to connect, reconnect and disconnect electric hot water units, affording you convenience and peace of mind.
Gas Line Testing and Leak Detection
Our licensed gasfitters at Biskon Plumbing are equipped with the latest, high precision leak detection technology. It is essential that gas leaks are detected early to avoid potential safety risks to your family, property damage and costly gas bills. Natural gas is colourless and odourless in its raw state, however pungent chemicals are added to aid consumers in detecting gas leaks. If you suspect a natural gas leak in your home or office you should instantly turn off your appliances and main gas supply, open windows and doors to promote ventilation and avoid using anything that may create a spark or open flame. After taking these necessary safety precautions, it is vital that you contact Biskon Plumbing immediately on our 24 hour hotline: 1800 158 520 to arrange prompt, professional leak detection and repair.
Our qualified gas plumbers test for leaks before the repair of all appliances and pipes to guarantee the safety of your family, employees, or tenants. Biskon’s highly trained gas technicians have access to the latest technology in digital manometers, which are used to detect the slightest of leaks and drops in pressure around your gas line. If no leak is detected around your main gas line or pipes, our licensed gasfitters will isolate each of your gas appliances to determine the source of the leak. Leaks can also be professionally detected through the use of specially formulated leak detection fluid and soapy water solutions. Our friendly, reliable team will safely identify and repair the source of your gas leak in the fastest time possible. We then retest for leaks after each repair to ensure the safety of your family.
Gas Line Renewal
In the event of a severe leak or burst to your main gas line, our certified gasfitters are able to completely renew your piping. We will replace your old pipework with quality copper piping to safeguard against future leaks. At Biskon Plumbing, we provide a certificate of compliance upon completion of all gas line work, including testing, installation, renewal and repairs. Each certificate of compliance is lodged with the Victorian Building Authority and ensures all our gas line work is safe and meets the relevant Australian regulations.
Contact us today for more information about our gas services or a no obligation quote for your home, business or property.