Our Gas Fitters Can Detect and Repair Any Gas Leak
Metropolitan Plumbing, your local gas fitting experts, are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks of the year for any and all gas leak repairs, gas appliance repairs, replacements or new gas installations. If your gas hot water system has conked out, or you can smell gas on your property, or perhaps you’d just like the convenience of a BBQ that runs on natural gas then call us anytime on 1300 367 333 or use our online booking form, and we can be there as quickly as possible. At Metropolitan Plumbing you are guaranteed a same day plumbing or gas fitting service, we can even be at your location within an hour* of your booking in an emergency 24/7. Do you need a gas fitter on a public holiday? No problems – we have a gas fitter available on-call every day of the year, every hour of the day and night, to attend to your gas or plumbing emergencies across all metropolitan areas of Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.
Gas is an extremely efficient and economical fuel source to use in regards to all of your home heating needs – gas hot water, gas cooking, gas room heating or even using gas to heat up your swimming pool. But when it comes to gas, if there is a leak or a faulty appliance, there are dangers involved so you need to be vigilant and act immediately if this is the case.
Gas is an extremely flammable substance and can even be ignited by the flick of a light switch – so if you do suspect a gas leak in your home or office the Metropolitan Plumbing experts recommend that you turn off your gas and electricity at the meter (if you are able to), open as many windows and doors as possible to ventilate your home, do not operate any electrical items including light switches and never use fans to try and help with the ventilation, do not use a telephone or flashlight in the immediate area of the leak, never use an open flame and go outside to a well ventilated area far away from the suspected leak and call Metropolitan Plumbing on 1300 367 333 – we’ll be at your location in the shortest time possible to detect and repair your gas leak. You should never re-enter the property until you have been advised that it is safe to do so from your attending gas fitter.
How do you detect a gas leak?
Gas in its natural form is actually odourless but fortunately the gas suppliers add a chemical to the fuel to give it a strong odour – usually referred to a rotten egg smell, this smell is one of the first signs that indicates there is a gas leak present on your property. But this strong smell can easily go unnoticed for those with blocked noses, or scent issues. There are other indicators to look out for that may signal to you that there is a gas leak these include;
- Hissing or whistling noises from a gas appliance;
- No hot water (if operating a gas continuous flow or gas storage hot water system);
- Changes in the colour of your gas pilot light;
- Your gas pilot light keeps extinguishing;
- Patches of dry grass or bubbling water on your property for no apparent reason;
- High than average gas bills, with no known reason;
- Health issues, such as headaches, nausea, confusion, fatigue, breathlessness or vomiting – especially if you were feeling fine before you entered your property or before using a certain gas appliance.
If you notice any of the above indicators of a gas leak call Metropolitan Plumbing anytime for a prompt gas leak and repair service covering all of metropolitan Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Perth 24/7. If you merely suspect a gas leak, but are not 100% certain, don’t leave it. It is always better to be safe than sorry. One instance that this might happen is from higher than average gas bills – especially with the rising costs of energy bills lately, some people don’t often realise that they may actually have an undetected gas leak.
Your fully qualified and licensed Metropolitan gas fitter has the experience, skills and tools to determine if there is a gas leak on your property, one of these tools being the manometer, which is a device used for detecting drops in pressure in your network.
If the manometer has shown that there is definitely a gas leak, the exact location and cause needs to be established. To do this, your attending gas fitting expert will isolate every gas appliance and length of gas pipe, retesting each section with the manometer to try to find where the inconsistency in pressure is coming from. Upon finding the section, the pipes or appliances in that section are examined to determine the gas fitting or fixture that’s leaking. Once your attending gas fitter has repaired the gas leak or replaced the faulty gas appliance, they’ll retest once again with the manometer to make sure there are no more gas pressure discrepancies, which ensures your home or office is once again safe to enter.
Should we discover that your gas leak is coming from a gas pipe, and we’ve located the pipe in question, we’ll need to repair or replace depending on the seriousness of the problem. If it’s just a small crack or a faulty connection, it will be easy and inexpensive to fix. If, however, there’s too much damage, your attending Metropolitan Plumbing gas fitting professional may need to replace the gas piping, a no obligation quote will be provided to you before any works are undertaken. Every one of our gas fitting experts has the training and experience working with a number of different materials, including copper, PEX and galvanised piping, and will be able to replace your damaged gas piping with minimal downtime.
For a gas leak that’s being caused due to a faulty appliance, the situation is much the same. All of our gas fitting professionals have a large range of spare parts on their vans at all times, and can easily get any part they don’t have, so we should be able to repair any leaking gas appliance. If the problem with your gas appliance is too serious, though, your attending gas fitter will recommend buying a new one, which they can easily and quickly install for you.
When it comes to gas, act immediately if you suspect there is a problem. Call Metropolitan Plumbing for a fully qualified and licensed gas fitter 24/7.
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