Natural gas in the home provides us warmth for daily tasks like cooking, heating and hot water for showering. In the community, natural gas fuels power stations that provide essential electricity to homes, businesses and other buildings.
However, there’s always a small, but potentially dangerous possibility of using gas – gas leaks.
Want to know how to recognise the signs of and actively work to prevent gas leaks in your home?
Read more from the Fremantle plumber experts at Fremantle Plumbing to find out how.
The causes of gas leaks in the home
A variety of sources can take the blame for gas leaks. However, there are two common culprits: broken pipes and faulty appliances.
- Broken pipes
As you might already know, the piping beneath a home may, over time, erode and/or become faulty. This allows gas to escape from the pipes and seep up into your house and is something more associated with older homes
- Faulty appliances
Broken, poorly installed and/or maintained appliances such as boilers and gas cooktops can bring about gas leaks in the home. This can happen when the seal connecting the piping to the appliance gets damaged over time.
Ensure all initial gas piping is professionally and safely installed by a Perth gas fitter.
The signs that point to a gas leak in the home
There are 6 signs that you can recognise that may point to a gas leak in the home:
- Sulphur smells
- Visibly damaged gas pipe(s)
- Strange sounds like hissing or whistling near a gas line
- Bubbles in your tap water
- Dust blown near a gas line
- An unusual, unexpected rise in your gas bill.
If you notice one, a couple or all of these signs in your home, you need to call a professional Perth gas fitter to repair and prevent future gas issues.
The dangers of a gas leak in the home
Unchecked gas leaks could be potentially fatal due to burning, exploding, or even the silent killer – carbon monoxide poisoning.
The signs and symptoms of milder (but still dangerous) carbon monoxide poisoning are:
- Headaches and dizziness
- Fatigue and confusion
- Stomach pain, nausea and vomiting
- Shortness of breath and difficulty breathing.
Don’t risk it when you notice the signs.
Call a Fremantle gas fitter and plumber to repair and prevent gas leaks.
Rely on Fremantle Plumbing for Perth plumbing and gas
Fremantle Plumbing are the expert team in Perth residential and commercial gas.
Why Fremantle Plumbing for gas leaks?
- Our team will guide you every step of the way to help stop the leaks and keep you and your home safe.
- We know where to locate and how to repair and replace all gas leaks in residential and commercial properties.
- All of our team receive the most up-to-date training with gas appliance servicing and installs, so you know you’re in good hands.
Stay vigilant, stay informed and stay safe, with a little help from your Fremantle plumber and gas fitter team at Fremantle Plumbing.
Need a gas specialist and plumber in Fremantle?
Contact Fremantle Plumbing today for gas installation, repairs and servicing in the home.