One of the most common questions that we get asked at Whitelaw Plumbing and Gas is, “Do I need a gas compliance certificate?” However, we also work with a plethora of clients who don’t even know what a compliance certificate is. If you are a homeowner or business owner and use gas in your home or business, then this article will help you navigate the complexities of compliance certificates.
We all know that regular gas maintenance and gas installation is crucial to ensure the safety of both the home and the people inside. However, it’s rare that compliance certificates are brought into the conversation. Back in 2009, new regulations were introduced in South Africa regarding gas. The regulation requires all home and business owners who have liquid gas installed in their home or business to obtain a compliance certificate, also known as a Gas Certificate of Conformity.
In order to obtain a gas compliance certificate, a specialist needs to perform a gas inspection to ensure that everything is safe and up to date.
If you’re wondering why a gas compliance certificate is important, there are several reasons.
- First, it’s important because it is required by law.
- Second, a compliance certificate ensures your own safety as a homeowner. These certificates must be kept up to date, which means that you can rest assured that your home is not at risk of any gas leaks or other gas-related problems.
- Third, if your home has a gas installation and there is an unrelated fire in your home, the insurance company can reject your claim if you fail to provide them with a gas compliance certificate.
If you are wondering when you should get a gas compliance certificate, the answer is now! By possessing a gas compliance certificate, you are ensuring the physical safety and financial security of your home.