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Act Quickly When Suspecting a Gas Leak to Potentially Prevent Fatalities, Including Yourself and Your Loved Ones

Educate Yourself on the Hazards of LPG and Natural Gas: Understanding the Serious Risks to Your Property, Family, and Personal Safety Posed by These Highly Flammable Gases

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Act Quickly When Suspecting a Gas Leak to Potentially Prevent Fatalities, Including Yourself and Your Loved Ones

Educate Yourself on the Hazards of LPG and Natural Gas: Understanding the Serious Risks to Your Property, Family, and Personal Safety Posed by These Highly Flammable Gases

 

 

Don’t Ignore the Smell of Gas – If You Can Smell Gas, Call WHYWAIT Immediately to Investigate Your Potential Gas Leak

Do you suspect you have a gas leak? Do you need gas leak repairs?

Gas leaks pose a significant danger and should never be taken lightly. However, only licensed gas fitters are authorised to repair a gas leak. At Whywait Plumbing, we’ve served as your local, reliable, and professional Gold Coast Gas Fitter for 46 years since 1976. We specialise in locating and repairing gas leaks, gas fitting installation, and maintenance.

Leaking gas bottles, pipes, or appliances can be highly hazardous, and taking immediate action is essential if you suspect a gas leak. At Whywait Plumbing, we offer a 1-hour emergency response for all gas leaks, as they must be taken seriously.

Even the slightest gas leak can cause significant health and safety risks, so acting promptly is crucial. If you suspect a gas leak, take the following steps:

  • Turn off the gas at the gas meter or LPG cylinder.
  • Shut down all gas and electrical appliances, including gas pilot lights.
  • If it’s safe, open all doors and windows for ventilation.
  • Extinguish all flames, and do not smoke.
  • To isolate the system, turn off the valves at your meter or LPG cylinder.

Once the system is isolated, contact us immediately to schedule a repair. However, please do not use your mobile phone inside to call us, as it could generate a spark.

It’s important to note that gas leaks will only worsen with time and never disappear independently.

So, take quick action and stay safe!

Professional and Experienced Technicians: Protect Your Home and Family by Using Licensed Gas Fitters, The Only Ones Authorised to Undertake Gas Leak Repairs

It is important to note that only licensed gas fitters are legally authorised to repair a gas leak. Therefore, the risk associated with a gas leak, particularly in LPG cylinders, is immense, as illustrated in the photo above, which displays non-compliant LPG cylinders without anchoring chains, increasing the potential for accidents.

At Whywait Plumbing, our specialist leak detection plumbers and gas fitters are trained to locate and efficiently detect gas leaks while adhering to the highest quality standards for repair. We can quickly and accurately pinpoint even the smallest gas leak using cutting-edge digital leak detection technology.

Remember that gas leak repairs should only be carried out by a licensed gas fitter, who can issue a gas certificate of compliance when replacing or modifying pipes, fittings, or appliances. This ensures that the repair work is done safely and complies with legal standards, providing peace of mind.

Signs that you may have a gas leak 

Recognising signs indicating a potential gas leak in an appliance or fitting in the gas reticulation piping is essential. These signs include:

  • Fluctuating flames on your cooktop
  • Running out of hot water
  • Running out of gas
  • A faint smell of gas
  • A sudden increase in the gas bill
  • Hissing noises from pipe joints
  • Yellow or red flames

Natural gas is relatively safe and seldom hazardous. A chemical odorant is added to make it detectable, providing a distinctive smell to identify natural gas leaks quickly. Since natural gas is lighter than air, it will quickly and harmlessly disperse into the atmosphere in a well-ventilated area. If you suspect a gas leak, open all doors and windows.

On the other hand, LPG is heavier than air, which means leaking LPG will sink to the ground and take longer to dissipate, making it much more hazardous than natural gas. In addition, a chemical odorant is added to assist in detecting LPG leaks. If you suspect your LPG cylinders are leaking or detect an offensive odour inside your home or business, turn off the gas at the cylinder.

In extreme situations where there is a risk of danger to your life, others, or property, immediately call 000. Such emergencies may include:

  • A strong smell of gas near your meter or cylinder
  • The smell of gas in the air
  • An explosion or fire
  • The smell of gas in a shopping centre, school, or office building
  • Damage to underground gas pipes on your property or street

Gas isolation valve with regulator and gas meter

To turn off the gas at your meter, you must locate the yellow lever on the gas valve. The valve will have arrows indicating which way to turn it to shut off the gas supply.

If you’re unsure how to turn off the gas or have difficulty locating the valve, you should immediately contact a licensed gas fitter for assistance.

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