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The Dangers of a Gas Leak

Gas is an efficient and economical fuel source to use for your home heating needs. It is often used for hot water, cooking, room heating or even to heat up your swimming pool.

Due to its highly flammable nature, gas leaks can be incredibly dangerous. Additionally, health complications from gas exposure are also very serious.

While it is naturally odourless, a chemical compound has been added to gas which gives it the recognisable rotten egg, sulphur-like smell.

Alongside a strong gas smell, there are several other indicators of a gas leak, including:

  • Hissing or whistling noises from a gas appliance
  • Inconsistent hot water from your gas hot water system
  • Your gas pilot light colour changes or it keeps extinguishing
  • Patches of dry grass or bubbling water on your property for no apparent reason
  • Higher than average gas bills for no reason

If you suspect a gas leak – or just want to have any appliances serviced – contact Metropolitan Plumbing today. We are available 24/7 in all metro areas for your convenience.

Metropolitan Plumbing’s Gas Leak Detection

Our fully qualified and licensed gas fitters have the experience, skills and tools to determine if there is a gas leak on your property. They will use a range of tools and techniques to isolate the cause of the leak then recommend the best solution for you.

One of the first tools the plumber will use is the manometer, which is used for detecting drops in pressure in your network.

If the manometer has confirmed a gas leak, the exact location and cause will need to be established. To do this, every gas appliance and length of gas pipe will be isolated. Each section of the pipe will then be tested with the manometer to identify where the inconsistent 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 the gas leak has been repaired or the faulty gas appliance replaced, the exact location will be retested with the manometer to make sure there are no more gas pressure discrepancies. This ensures your home or office is once again safe to enter.

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Gas Leak Repairs and Solutions

Depending on the gas leak, the damaged pipe will need to be repaired or replaced. If it’s just a small crack or a faulty connection, it will be easy and inexpensive to fix.

However, significant damage may require a replacement, which is much more expensive. Metropolitan Plumbing will provide a no-obligation quote before any works are undertaken.

Each of our qualified gas plumbers has the training and experience working with various pipe materials, including copper, PEX and galvanised. They 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.

We can usually get less common parts quickly too, so we should be able to repair any leaking gas appliance. If the problem with your gas appliance is too serious though, we may recommend a replacement. We are often able to supply and install these for you.

What You Should Do

If you believe there is a gas leak and are waiting for Metropolitan to arrive within an hour* of your call, there are several important things you must do.

Firstly, acknowledge this is not the time for DIY solutions. A licensed gas fitter is the only person who can provide a safe long term solution. Meanwhile, you should also:

  • 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
  • Never use fans to try and help with the ventilation
  • Do not use a telephone or torch in the immediate area of the leak
  • Never use an open flame
  • Go outside to a well-ventilated area far away from the suspected leak

And if you haven’t already, contact Metropolitan Plumbing for assistance.

Interest Free Gas Leak Repairs

When it comes to gas, act immediately if you suspect there is a problem. Contact Metropolitan Plumbing for a fully qualified and licensed gas fitter 24/7. If money is a worry, take advantage of our interest free payment plans**.

With no upfront deposit required your emergency gas work can begin straight away. There’s no need to prioritise money over safety – you can have both here.

We provide a range of payment options through Humm, OpenPay and Zip Pay for your convenience. With no additional after hours charges, you can always rest assured there will be no burden when you contact Metropolitan Plumbing.

FAQ - All You Ever Need to Know About Gas Leak Repairs

You don't have a gas leak very often, so you've probably got some questions. We've answered them for you here.

Natural gas has a rotten egg or sulphur-like odour. It’s not a natural scent, however, as gas companies add a chemical to create it. This is so we can all easily recognise a leak when it occurs. You may have an associated rotting smell which could indicate a slightly different leak, from your sewer. This leak in your plumbing system may come from a septic tank, blocked air vent or cracked pipe. While not as dangerous, it still requires a quick fix. If you do smell gas it’s best to act swiftly for your health and safety. Other warning signs include hissing or whistling from a gas pipe or appliance, a weak pilot light or unexplainable increases in gas bills.
Yes, a gas leak will certainly impact your health. In the worst case scenario, a gas leak can kill. The first signs will be a sudden change in your health, so look out for any unexplainable symptoms. If you live with others ask them how they’re feeling as well. The same side effects will likely be experienced, such as:
  • Headaches
  • Difficulty breathing/breathlessness
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Confusion
Over time the health impact will become more serious with prolonged exposure. Elderly people, children and animals are at higher risks of complications. If you notice any changes in your health a doctor should also be consulted, especially if you continue to experience health issues.
No. Natural gas is a fuel, whereas carbon monoxide (CO) is the end result of burning a carbon based substance. Basically, in the home, CO is created by burning gas. If the fuel does not burn completely or is vented improperly you will be at risk of CO poisoning. The similarity is they both impact the amount of oxygen in your body and the side effects are quite similar. Natural gas does contain carbon but if you have a CO detector it won’t pick up that kind of gas leak.

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