Detector Inspector's gas safety service provides peace of mind that all gas appliances, installations and fittings at a property are safe and compliant.
What is Carbon Monoxide?
Carbon monoxide is a colourless, odourless, toxic flammable gas. When consumed it reduces your blood’s ability to carry oxygen through the body, causing rapid harm to vital organs through oxygen starvation.
Our data reveals that at least 1 in every 10 rental properties has a critical gas safety issue posing a significant health risk to its renters. In Victoria alone, at least nine people have died from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning since 2000 and hundreds more have been admitted to hospital.
Get the protection you need with our gas safety service
Safety checks of gas appliances, fixtures and installations at least every 2 years keep renters safe from carbon monoxide leaks and ensure owners and property managers are fulfiling their obligations. As of March 2021, changes to the Residential Tenancies Act in Victoria have made these checks mandatory.
Our services are carried out by a gas fitter with Type A Servicing accreditation, supported by our advanced workflow technology that ensures the service is completed in accordance with all applicable standards, codes and legislation.
Learn more about what to expect from our gas safety service
Compliant by design
We have worked closely and collaboratively with Energy Safe Victoria and Victorian Building Authority to ensure that our gas safety service meets all the requirements outlined in the Residential Tenancies Regulations 2021.
Complete peace of mind
We digitally record communications, technician notes and geo-located photos for every element of our services and you receive a detailed Service Report after the completion of every safety check.
Always on support
Our dedicated renter support line, agency support line and after hours support mean we’re here when you need us with the right information from trained staff who can answer your questions or have easy access to those who will.
Lots of inclusions
To reduce the hassle around the gas service, with our Safer Home plan, we include things like replacement of faulty or damaged thermocouples, protecting synthetic pipework from UV exposure and making sure freestanding cookers are fixed to the wall. There’s more. It’s all part of our service.
No call out fees
When you’re enrolled in the Safer Home plan, there’s no call out fees for gas appliance breakdowns between services, even if it’s just for a pilot light relight (limited exclusions apply)
Every 2 years, our gas service includes
A leak and pressure retention test on the main gas line
A recent additional requirement under the regulations, we use specialised instruments with integrated digital reporting to accurately store the test results as a record of compliance
Negative pressure test
Test for negative pressure that makes sure that carbon monoxide isn’t being drawn into living spaces via flue or chimney
Carbon monoxide spillage test
A carbon monoxide spillage test on all gas heating appliances and internal hot water systems according to the rigorous standards set by Energy Safe Victoria
Where LPG cylinders are present
Check that they and associated gas components are installed correctly
16-point safety check
A full 16-point safety check including a comprehensive safety check of the property against the Australian Standards
12-month warranty on any serviced appliances, extended to 24-month warranty when the property is subscribed to the Safer Home plan
A digital Gas Service Report provided upon completion of each service
At Detector Inspector we pride ourselves on delivering exceptional service for our clients to ensure complete peace of mind.
Gas safety service pricing
A gas safety service every 2 years:
+GST every 2 years
This price is for properties with one gas appliance only. Where a property has two or more gas appliances, the gas service will be re-priced at $365 +GST
Gas safety & compliance obligations have significantly increased for Victorian owners as the changes to the Residential Tenancy Act 1997 (Vic) have become law on March 29, 2021
As an owner, you have a duty of care to your renters that, under the changes to the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 (Vic), shall include completing regular safety checks of various services including gas and electrical services at your property by a properly qualified professional.
A gas safety check is more than just a carbon monoxide test and is not just an appliance service. A gas safety check includes the service and testing of all gas installations and fittings within the property.
Under the new regulations, effective 29 March 2021:
- The owner must ensure a gas safety check of all gas installations and fittings is conducted every 2 years by a licensed or registered gasfitter. (The gasfitter will require a license/registration for ‘Type A Servicing’)
- The owner must provide the renter with the date of the most recent safety check upon request
- If a gas safety check has not been conducted within the last 2 years the owner must arrange one as soon as practicable upon a renter occupying the premises.
A record of a gas safety check must include the following information:
- The name of the licensed or registered gasfitter who conducted the check
- The licence or registration number of the licensed or registered gasfitter who conducted the check
- The date the check was conducted
- The results of the check, including any repairs that were required and actions taken to address the repair
The advice provided in these guidelines is of a general nature only and is a summary of the main legislation and regulations affecting residential safety and compliance for the services and in the states described. It is not to be treated as a comprehensive appraisal of all applicable legislation and regulations in force. This advice does not constitute legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. The advice is a summary of guidelines published by state and territory government websites. Accordingly, we have relied on the accuracy of the content published by the relevant websites in compiling this advice. You should seek legal or other professional advice before acting or relying on any of the content.