How long do you need to keep gas safety certificates?

LPG Gas Certificate

Your natural gas installation requires certain care to ensure its usefulness. Do not forget to pass the inspection; it is for your safety. If the inspection is not passed, the competent body of your Autonomous Community will be notified and the natural gas supply may be interrupted.

You can contact our Customer Service Department by calling 900 100 252 to reschedule the appointment or call the technician’s telephone number that will be indicated on the sign that will be posted on your property a few days before the visit.

How long does a gas certificate last?

Expiration of the gas installation certificate

Once we know the cases in which we will have to request the gas certificate, it is important to know that it expires after 5 years. Therefore, after this period of time, you will have to renew it.

What happens if I don’t have my natural gas serviced?

If the inspection is not passed, the competent body of your Autonomous Community will be notified and the natural gas supply may be interrupted. Please contact our Customer Service Department by calling 900 100 252, available from Monday to Saturday from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm, to make a new appointment.

How much does the gas installation certificate cost?

The price for issuing a first certificate is usually between 90 and 150 € for a house, although in the case of a community of neighbors or commercial premises can exceed 200 €. In the case of reviewing the installation and issuing a new certificate, the price will be from 120 €.

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Gas Installer Certificate

The installation certificate or gas bulletin is a necessary document to carry out the procedures related to the supply of any gas: natural gas, butane or propane. It is the official document that certifies that the installation is in perfect condition to receive gas. It is also known as model IRG-3, which is the one to be filled in by installers.

In any case, the technician who carries it out must be a gas installer authorized by the RITE certificate (Regulation of Thermal Installations in Buildings), a professional card that must be shown to the user during the visit to the property.

Regardless of who issues it, the distributor must check that it has been carried out correctly and, if it does not have the necessary safety measures, may paralyze the activation of the supply point.

Finally, the installer will register the installation certificate at the General Directorate of Industry of the corresponding autonomous community, which will stamp it, returning two copies of it to both the installer and the supply holder.

When is a gas boiler inspection mandatory?

The revision of the domestic gas boiler is mandatory every 2 years, as stated in the Regulation of Thermal Installations in Buildings (RITE) in its third Technical Instruction (IT3), dedicated to the use and maintenance of thermal installations.

Who certifies a gas installation?

Chileatiende – Certification and inspection process for indoor gas installations (CIIGe)

What is the gas certificate like?

The Gas Installation Certificate is a complete document that specifies the characteristics of all the elements of the system, including the appliances connected to the installation. To be fully valid it must include: address of the installation, details of the installation company.

Natural gas inspectors

The inspection of the gas boiler serves to ensure that it is in good condition and with optimum energy efficiency. It is essential to ensure both the safety of the home and the best energy efficiency of the equipment.

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The revision of the gas boiler must be requested by the user, unless it has a contracted maintenance service and, in this case, the technical service notifies the customer that the revision has to be carried out and proposes a date. Knowing this, it is necessary to distrust the “technicians” that appear in the house without warning.

Another advantage of these services is that the commercialization companies know the customer’s boiler brand and send a technician of the brand itself, so that each commercialization company can operate with many brands of boilers. In addition, they include extras such as travel and labor.

It should also be noted that with the annual preventive maintenance, the customer saves the price of travel and labor in the case of detecting any anomaly during this maintenance, as they can solve it instantly.

How many gas inspections are mandatory?

The gas installation must pass a complete inspection every 5 years. On the other hand, there are the boilers, which must be checked once every 2 years. Both inspections are necessary, but independent.

What are the mandatory natural gas inspections?

The periodic revision of natural gas is the one that is mandatory every 5 years to the internal installation of the house, apartment or commercial premises.

How much does the annual natural gas inspection cost?

Physical inspection costs: around €30 and €43, depending on the autonomous community. Management fees: €15.49 for all inspections.

Mandatory natural gas revision every year

It is important to point out that if modifications are made as we have explained in the previous section, this certificate will also have to be redrafted. The alterations will have to be communicated to the competent body of each autonomous community within 15 days, but if the changes are not substantial, it can be done within one month.

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On the other hand, each autonomous community can introduce more requirements to regulate gas installations. Both the deadlines and the situations mentioned above may vary, so it is not the same to request the gas bulletin in Madrid than in Malaga.

If you fail to comply with the regulations, the sanctioning regime set forth in articles 30 to 38 of Law 21/1992, of July 16, 1992, on Industry, may be applied. Thus, there are minor infringements with a fine of up to 60,000 euros, serious infringements with a fine of up to 6 million euros, and very serious infringements with a fine of up to 100 million euros.