Q: How often should the gas water heater be serviced, and who is responsible for this?
A: Indoor or outdoor water heaters should be serviced once a year by an authorised gas service agent. Landlords are responsible for ensuring that gas water heaters are serviced regularly.
Gas water heaters that have not been properly maintained have been responsible for deaths and serious injuries. If your property has a gas bath heater or flued instantaneous water heater in the bathroom, or a flueless water heater in the kitchen, it could be a source of danger and you should ensure that there is adequate ventilation when using them.
You can find out more information about gas water heaters on the Fair Trading website.