Gas Leak Detection & Repairs in Adelaide

A gas leak is an emergency! They can be extremely dangerous and pose risks to the health and safety of people nearby. Gas leaks can also lead to carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning and fires and explosions and as such must be taken very seriously.

Signs That You May Have a Gas Leak

Given the danger that a gas leak can pose, it is important to consult a professional if you notice any of the below signs that you may have a gas leak:

You can smell gas

You can hear a whistling or hissing noise coming from your gas appliance or pipes

The gas burns more orange than blue

A pilot light keeps extinguishing

You notice a spike in gas bills

You feel nauseous, unwell or dizzy while indoors

There is a reduction in your hot water temperature

Unexplained bubbling in wet areas outside

Unusual patches of dead or dying grass or plants

What you should do if you think you have a gas leak

If you suspect you have a gas leak, the first thing to do is to turn off all gas appliances and turn your gas off at the meter. The gas is off when the handle on the isolation valve is at 90 degrees from the pipe. The second thing to do is open all doors and windows to help ventilate the area and move any people at home to a well ventilated outside area. Once you have isolated the gas and moved to a safe area, give Klein Plumbing & Gas a call to arrange leak detection and ensure the situation is made safe.

What you should NOT do if you think you have a gas leak

If you suspect you have a gas leak, do not smoke or light matches, turn on fans to disperse the gas or turn any other electrical appliances. Any of these things could cause a spark that ignites the gas and trigger an explosion. It is recommended that you do not stay inside your home if you suspect a gas leak until the situation can be declared safe by a licensed professional.

What does gas leak detection and repair involve?

Klein Plumbing & Gas have strong focus on safety backed by over 15 years of experience. When a gas leak is suspected, we will attend promptly to assess the situation and ensure the area is safe. We have the knowledge to know where to look a range of tools that can help us quickly detect leaks.

Once the leak is located, we can repair the leak and perform pressure testing and carbon monoxide (CO) and carbon dioxide (CO2) testing to ensure that the leak is repaired properly. If your leak is from an appliance, we can often repair the appliance for less than the cost of replacing, saving you money.

Give Klein Plumbing & Gas a call today and have your leak assessed by a team of fully licensed, fully insured experts.

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