If they are working do the following:
- check the pilot light if the pilot light is out, try and relight it, following the manufacturer's instructions if you are unable to relight it, call a qualified gas appliance service technician.
- Arrange for qualified gas appliance service personnel to replace or service the appliance and retain a written report of the work undertaken.
- Make sure unobstructed ventilation is continually present near or around the appliance.
- Ensure flue pipes are free from restrictions.
- Check that there is no evidence of the burner creating soot deposits (look for signs of discolouration on and around the appliance).
- If there is a gas hot water heater in your bathroom disconnect the exhaust fan within the bathroom (when operating, these fans can cause flue gases to re-enter the bathroom).
- Contact your landlord, real estate agent or housing provider and ask when the appliance will be replaced or serviced.
- Confirm that arrangements are in place for service of the appliance if there is a delay in its replacement.
- Determine when it was last serviced, when it will next be serviced, who will undertake the work and whether they are qualified to do so.
- Have the appliance serviced or replaced immediately.
- Ensure that all aspects of the appliance are inspected by qualified gas appliance service personnel and retain a written report of the work undertaken.
- If you have any immediate concerns about the condition of an appliance turn it off and obtain expert advice and contact Fix Your Plumbing.