Gas Leaks

Gas Leaks

Suspect A Gas Leak At Your Melbourne’s Inner Eastern Suburbs Property? Don’t Wait, Call Guardian Plumbing

Gas leaks must be detected as quickly as possible to prevent possible disasters. Guardian Plumbing offers gas leak detection services throughout Melbourne’s Inner Eastern Suburbs. Using natural gas to power or heat your home is eco-friendly and cost-effective. However, natural gas systems need to have regular care and maintenance to ensure they are running optimally and to lower the chances of future problems.

Like most sources of energy, natural gas can be dangerous if wrongly handled or if you have prolonged exposure. Natural gas is a flammable gas mixture that can cause potential fires and inhalation can result in natural gas poisoning.

What Is Natural Gas?

Natural gas is made up of methane, then ethane, propane, and butane. It is lighter than air and has a highly distinct smell, which should not be present unless there is a potential leak.

What Are Signs Of A Gas Leak?

Did you know that in its original form natural gas is undetectable to the human nose? It is only when an additive called mercaptan is added which causes the ‘off’ smell which many of us can recognise.

Hence, one of the first ways to detect a gas leak is by smell. Most people find that natural gas smells like rotten cabbage or rotten eggs. Other signs of a gas leak may include:

Smell of gas

Most people find that natural gas smells like rotten cabbage or rotten eggs.

Hissing sounds

Large leaks in pipes or appliances may generate hissing noises, even when the appliance is not in use.

Plants are dead or dying

If you are educated in taking care of plants and notice that your indoor/outdoor plants are dying or stunted, there may be a gas leak. Natural gas can cause plants to wilt, grow abnormally small leaves, and yellowish lawn patches.

Unusually high gas bills

Unexplainable, non-seasonal increases in gas usage may indicate an unknown leak.

Symptoms of natural gas poisoning

Exposure to low levels of gas include headaches, dizziness, fatigue, and irregular breathing. Contact your trusted healthcare professional if you believe you are experiencing these symptoms of natural gas poisoning.

What To Do If You Smell Gas And/or Suspect A Gas Leak

If you smell gas, the most important thing is that you act fast and seek a gas services professional who will detect the source of the leak and action a plan of repair. Simply give Guardian Plumbing a call on 1300 138 973 for your gas leak services in Melbourne’s Inner Eastern Suburbs.

Before the professional gas company tends to your property, ensure that you:

What NOT Do If There’s A Suspected Gas Leak

The following warnings are obvious, but you must proceed with caution if you suspect a gas leak in or around your house. Do not complete the following actions:

Who Is Responsible?

Your natural gas distributor (who may not be your gas retailer e.g., AGL or Origin) is responsible for the main gas line until it reaches your meter, alongside the meter itself.

It is the property owner who is responsible for the repair of a leak in the gas pipe from the meter throughout the house including leaks from appliances, for example, hot water system, stove, or oven.

Who To Contact If You Suspect A Gas Leak

The moment you start smelling gas odour, you need to act. The longer you ignore a gas leak, the more hazardous it is for you and your household members. Guardian Plumbing has over 30 years of experience in gas leak detection – our team are expertly trained to locate the source of a leak and to conduct necessary repairs promptly.

We are fully licenced and insured to ensure your peace of mind. Regardless of the leak size, we are confident that our gas leak services will maintain your home, personal safety, and the safety of your household members. Don’t wait – call our friendly team on 1300 138 973 now!