Gas leaks are dangerous. Whywait Plumbing Services have been your local, reliable and professional Gold Coast Plumber and Gas Fitter solving gas leaks for 40 years, since 1976. We have been voted as one of the Best Plumbers on the Gold Coast in 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2015.
Leaking gas bottles, gas pipes or appliances are extremely dangerous and can be potentially life-threatening. That is why we offer a 1 hours emergency response for gas leaks as they must be taken seriously.
A gas leak should be attended to immediately as even the smallest gas leak has potential health and safety issues. If you suspect you have a gas leak do not hesitate you need to:
Once isolated then contact Whywait Plumbing immediately to attend to its repair but do not use your mobile phone inside to call us as it could generate a spark. A gas leak will only ever get worse it will never go away.
Signs that may indicate a possible gas leak in an appliance or fitting in the gas reticulation piping include the following signs:
Natural gas is seldom hazardous as its extremely safe. Natural gas has a chemical odourant added as a safety precaution to provide a distinctive smell that allows a natural gas leak to be easily detected. Being lighter than air natural gas will quickly and harmlessly dissipate into the atmosphere in a well ventilated area which is why if you suspect you have a leak open doors and windows.
LPG too has a chemical odourant added to assist in the detection of LPG leaks. However, LPG is heavier than air, so leaking LPG will sink to the ground or floor and take longer to dissipate. LPG is much more hazardous than natural gas. If you have the slightest suspicion that your LPG cylinders are leaking or you can detect that offensive odour inside your home or business turn off the gas at the cylinder.
In extreme situations where you suspect there is a risk of your life or others and a danger to property then you should immediately call 000. An emergency would be if:
Repairing a gas leak must always be undertaken by a licensed gas fitter with a gas certificate of compliance issued where pipes, fittings or appliances are modified or replaced.
When it comes to installing, repairing and maintaining your gas pipes & appliances you can depend on the professionalism, expertise and experience you receive from the experienced gas fitting experts at Whywait Plumbing.