A gas leak is extremely dangerous and it can occur when there is a leak in the gas line or when burning equipment is used.
Because gas is lighter than air, a leak will result in the gas filling every available space in your home, creating a dangerous and extremely combustible condition that is hazardous to anybody in or around the region.
A gas leak is considered a plumbing emergency since it may quickly become extremely dangerous. If you suspect a leak in your home, please contact a professional right once. We are emergency plumbers that provide high-quality service and are accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We also have extensive knowledge and training in gas systems so please don’t hesitate to give us a call if you suspect a leak.
How to Detect a Gas Leak
The scent of gas leaks can rapidly identify them. It is sometimes characterised as having a rotten egg stench or a sulfuric aroma; this is the first symptom of any leaking.
Direct exposure to a leak can frequently result in negative side effects. If you’re feeling dizzy, lightheaded, or queasy, it might be due to a gas leak.
You can also discover a leak by watching the behaviour of your household equipment. If the flame on your stove is a softer yellow/orange rather than a deep bright blue, or if your pilot light has gone out.
What To Do If You Suspect A Gas Leak
As previously said, gas leaks constitute an emergency issue, and certain rules must be followed in the lead as much as emergency pipes assist.
The particular procedures you must take if you suspect a gas leak in your house is listed below.
Under no circumstances should you enter your residential or business premises; if you are already inside, remove yourself from the situation and leave immediately. This will protect you and your family from any carbon monoxide gas poisoning or combustible conditions.
Avoid smoking, lighting matches, or igniting fires while within or around the area. If the gas leak has already filled the available area in the residence, it will only take a little spark to start a large fire.
Turn off all appliances and lights; also, certain appliances might be combustible, especially if there is a gas leak. Switches and lights can generate sparks if they are repeatedly turned on and off, so keep everything turned off for your protection.
You should open your windows and doors wider. This will help to distribute the concentration of gas while also assisting with air ventilation. The expanded area will provide more room and make it more difficult for the gas to fill.
The use of electronic or mobile devices should be avoided. When radio frequency broadcasts interact with gas, these devices can cause fires or explosions. The identical reaction will occur at gas stations when you fill up your automobile. That is why we are not permitted to use mobile devices when filling.
Do You Think You Have A Gas Leak? Request an Emergency Plumber Immediately
Never ignore the smell of gas, since even minor leaks can lead to an explosive concentration of gas.
If you are concerned about the safety or security of your house, contact The Brisbane Plumbers’ 24-hour emergency service here.
Joseph and our trained team at The Brisbane Plumbers are qualified to tackle any gas or pipe problems, regardless of magnitude or urgency, in the Brisbane area.