When it comes to Gas leaks and Gas fittings, you have to know what you’re doing, otherwise, it’ll be dangerous and you can get yourself hurt. That’s why here at Plumbing Services Sydney, we give you a certificate of compliance to show you that everything has been done according to the regulations.
Are Gas Leaks Dangerous?
Unless you’ve got no sense of smell and the gas gets concentrated in a small space, blowing up the house is not really on the cards. But it is a possibility and it’s definitely better to be safe than sorry. There are bad accidents in Australia every year. The reason gas has that rotten egg smell is so you know that gas is leaking. If you smell it, it means you’ve got to do something. It’s stuff that’s added to natural gas for safety. A persistent whiff of gas shouldn’t be ignored. What you need to do is turn off all your gas appliances and switch off the supply at the meter. Then you should open the windows to let the air through. And then you give us a ring. And don’t light up a smoke. If the gas is at the right concentration any little spark can set it off, so switching on the lights is out too.
Get Value for Money
Besides the danger that it might go up, you’re not getting any value for money letting gas go to waste. Sometimes the first thing that makes you wake up to a leak is a sudden uptick in your bill for no good reason.
Our crew at Plumbing Services Sydney have the gear to find out exactly where any leaks might be and we’ll be able to fix it in no time.
Cooking with Gas
There are heaps of good reasons to go with gas if you can. Many people prefer a good radiant heat source to an air conditioner and like to see some flames on a freezing winter’s night. As for cooking, people reckon that gas is the best because you’ve got more fine control over the heat. I suppose it’s why they say “you’re cooking with gas”.
Gas Fitting done Right
Although Gas might have some issues, so does electricity. There are currently more fires due to electrical faults than there are Gas explosions. Just like electricity, gas is not to be tampered with, leave all the gas fittings to the pros here at Plumbing Services Sydney. Here at Plumbing Services Sydney, we have seen everything and we know what we’re doing. If you are experiencing any issues with your hot water or with your Gas or just want some advice on things, Contact our plumbing team today.
A Leak Test is performed on Pipe systems to determine the pressure integrity of the system. This system is usually pressurised with air to a certain pressure and monitored for a period of time to detect leaks in the system. This allows gas fitters to be sure that there are no leaks within the newly installed pipes.
Whether at home or at work, there are a few things you can do about it. If you think there’s a Gas Leak near you or smell Gas, leave that place immediately and call Plumbing Services Sydney. If we do not pick up, Immediately call the National Gas Emergency Line. If you are able to switch off the Gas supply safely, then do so in order to prevent any more harm to others around the area.
If something smells off to you then most likely something is wrong. The smell of rotten eggs is a sign that you have a gas leak. Although natural Gas is odourless, utility companies inject a substance called mercaptan, which emits an odour that smells like sulphur or rotten eggs.
A natural gas leak in an outdoor environment is usually not concentrated enough to cause symptoms. A leak into a small-enclosed space can result in a lack of oxygen in the air and symptoms of hypoxia. These include headache, decreased vision, fatigue, shortness of breath and loss of consciousness.