Safety Check Requirements

Gas Maintenance Guide

Quick guide & tips to get the best out of your property’s installation

New to maintaining gas appliances/installation

Syncom is here to assist and support renters maintain the operation of the gas installation and help you get the best out of your amenities.

Below is a quick guide to common installation/appliance maintenance within a property, and tips you can try if you experience a fault.

Gas Meter

Clearing out bushes and shrubs from around the gas meter as often as needed

​Be careful to manually cut around the gas meter itself, do not use any machinery

​Prevents becoming overgrown which might with time impact the pipe up stand and meter assembly

Space Heater

Clean the filter every 6 to 8 weeks (especially during winter)

​Filters are easily accessible, generally at the bottom or top of the space heater. Turn the unit off, remove the filter and use a vacuum to clean the lint build up, re-insert the filter

​Helps with airflow, and prevents any lint accessing flame and heat exchange

Ducted Central Heating

Clean the return air filter every 4 to 6 weeks, especially during winter

​The return air filter sits behind the return air vent. Turn off the unit, remove the filter and use a vacuum to remove build up, and re-insert

 Helps with airflow, prevents adverse pressure and resistance on the supply air fan, helping with the longevity of the unit. Maintains a clean air supply to the living space’s, and reduces operating noise

Check and make sure 70% of air vent’s are open throughout the premises, and nothing is blocking the vents

​Helps with airflow, prevents adverse pressure and resistance on the supply air fan, which can cause the unit to become faulty over time. Reduces operating noise

Replace batteries in the unit’s thermostat (controls)

​If the screen starts to fade, this is a good indication the batteries need replacing ​first step if the thermostat isn’t working

Noticing an error code on the unit’s thermostat (controls)

If safely accessible, switch the unit off at the power outlet (GPO) for 5 minute’s, then switch the unit back on and try to re-start it

​Generally switching the unit off and on again resolve’s random error’s

Hot Water Service

Release the temperature-pressure relief valve once every 6 months

​Caution: stand clear of the water release outlet, water released will be hot. Lift the valve for 10 seconds expelling some water from the unit, then release. Check for leakage around the unit

​​if your unit overheats, these relief valves can fail, causing damage to the storage tank

 

Clearing out bushes and shrubs from inside and around the unit as often as needed

​Be careful to cut back manually around the hot water service itself, do not using any machinery

​Prevents becoming overgrown and impacting the heat exchange, helping with the longevity of the unit.

 

Restarting the hot water service pilot light

​Check and follow the instructions on the unit’s panel

​Help get your hot water up and running immediately, prevent the need for callouts to the property

Wall Furnace

Restarting the wall furnace’s pilot light

​Check and follow the instructions on the unit’s panel

​Help get your heating up and running immediately, prevent the need for callouts to the property

Cooktop

Cleaning the burner’s on the cooktop, as needed

​Keep a note of how the burner’s are placed on the cooktop. Remove the burner’s from the cooktop, soak and remove any build up. Replace the burner’s onto the cooktop as they were

​Helps maintain a good burner flame