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Building Survey Gas and Gas Appliences

During the building survey, surveyor should recommend gas service and also gas appliances to be checked before the sale of the property and before any gas is used. Building surveyor should also make notes of any findings that occurred during the examination of the property.

Smell of gas is very common in surveying especially old properties. These usually have gas pipes running under the floor boards. Older installation of the gas pipes used to be designed for lower pressure than modern gas. With higher pressure the pipe joins often weakens and results into the gas leaks.

suveying gasIf the gas pipes are found to be heavily rusted and building surveyor suspects that gas pipes underground might be leaking and should be replaced, he should advice client and make note in his report that any possibility of gas leakage underground hasn't been inspected as a part of the survey.

Matter or checking ventilation to gas appliances is very important especially with growing tendency of improving insulation of the houses. By improvement of the insulation and draft proofing the structure of the houses become almost air tight and can result in suffocation of the occupants. This is the reason why ventilation needs to be always carefully checked making sure the vent is not blocked in any way.

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