Warning Tag issued. Now What?
Gas warning tags or 'Red Tags' are not to be taken ligh...
Konkle Plumbing & Heating has the expertise Niagara home-owners need for the removal of gas appliance red tags.
A red tag, also known as a product warning tag, may be placed on a gas appliance by a licensed technician to indicate that it is no longer safe to operate and either needs to be repaired or replaced.
These warnings are common with older homes and older equipment. TSSA – Technical Safety Standard Authority requires all Equipment, Residential and Commercial properties to follow Safety Codes.
To avoid infractions, call us before you renovate or finish your basement. Many building contractors are not familiar with the gas codes, and may build walls too close or cover access.
'A' TAG The appliance or piping is unsafe and must be shut-off. There may be more than one option to repair or replace the unsafe situation.
'B' TAG The appliance or piping is in an unacceptable condition and requires upgrades or repairs. The customer has 30 days to correct the issue. The issue is not an immediate hazard or threat.
Immediately call a licensed contractor like Konkle to inspect your equipment. Dealing with natural gas requires extreme care.
Warning tags are issued on any appliance or piping system that uses natural gas when a licensed gas technician has identified a hazardous issue. To prevent danger, a red tag is applied to your furnace, your local utility is notified, and your natural gas is turned off until the equipment is upgraded ('A' Tag) or repaired ('B' Tag).
A defective heat exchanger can release carbon monoxide, an odourless and colourless gas, which can cause serious health problems if undetected. Carbon monoxide is harmful because it can rapidly accumulate in the blood, reducing the blood's ability to carry oxygen. If carbon monoxide is leaking from a cracked heat exchanger, there is a chance of it mixing with the air that is generated by the furnace and pushed through the vents in your home.
Most gas furnaces in the Niagara Region have an effective life of 15-20 years. But the exact length depends on how much care is taken to keep things running smoothly. Regular maintenance can help keep your furnace in top condition.
Removing a Red Tag and getting you back up & running is very important to our Konkle Team. In most cases we can resolve the issue within a few hours*.
*Depending on the severity, of course.
Has one of your gas appliances recently been tagged? Contact Konkle today to get a free tag removal quote.
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