Sunshine Coast Plumbers
Gregors Plumbing are qualified gas fitters on the Sunshine Coast. We install all gas appliances including gas stoves and gas hot water systems and ensure all gas connections are safe. We also offer a 24 hour gas leak emergency service on the Sunshine Coast.
Leaking gas pipes or gas appliances are extremely dangerous and can be potentially life threatening. A gas leak should be attended to immediately as even the smallest gas leak has potential health and safety issues.
If you suspect you have a gas leak you should:
- turn off the gas at your gas meter or cylinder
- turn off all gas and electrical appliances appliances including any gas pilot lights
- open all doors and windows for ventilation if it is safe to do so
- extinguish all naked flames and do not smoke
- isolate the system by turning off the valves at your meter or cylinder
Call Gregors Gas Fitters Immediately
Once isolated, contact Gregor Plumbing and Gas Fitters Sunshine Coast on (07) 5473 0527 immediately to attend to your gas leak repair. Do not use your mobile phone inside to call us as it could generate a spark. A gas leak will only ever get worse – it will never go away.
Signs of Leaking Gas
Signs that may indicate a possible gas leak in an appliance or fitting in the gas reticulation piping include the following signs:
- fluctuating flames on your gas cook top
- you are running out of hot water from your gas hot water system
- you are running out of gas
- faint smell of gas
- sudden increase in gas bill
- hissing noises from pipe joints
- flames are yellow or red
Natural gas is seldom hazardous as its extremely safe. Natural gas has a chemical odourant added as a safety precaution to provide a distinctive smell that allows a natural gas leak to be easily detected. Being lighter than air natural gas will quickly and harmlessly dissipate into the atmosphere in well ventilated area which is why if you suspect you have a leak open doors and windows.
LPG too has a chemical odourant added to assist in the detection of LPG leaks. However LPG is heavier than air so leaking LPG will sink to the ground or floor and take longer to dissipate. LPG is much more hazardous than natural gas. If you have the slightest suspicion that your LPG cylinders are leaking or you can detect that nauseating odour inside your home or business turn off the gas at the cylinder and call Gregors Gas Fitters.
In extreme situations where you suspect there is risk to your life or to others and a risk to property then you should immediately call 000. An emergency would be if :
- you can detect a strong smell of gas by your meter or cylinder
- you can smell gas in the air
- if there has been an explosion or fire
- you can smell gas in a shopping centre or school or office building
- you are aware of damage to underground gas pipes either on your property or on the street
Use a Licensed Gas Fitter
Repairing a gas leak must always be undertaken by a licensed gas fitter with a gas certificate of compliance issued where pipes, fittings or appliances are modified or replaced.
When it comes to installing, repairing and maintaining your gas pipes & appliances you can depend on the professionalism, expertise and experience you receive from the experienced gas fitting experts at Gregors Plumbing and Gas Fitters.
For immediate help with gas fitting or any related problems in your home, restaurant or business, contact a licensed Gregors Plumbers and Gas Fitters Sunshine Coast today…job done!
Gas Fitters Sunshine Coast and Hinterland: (07) 5473 0527
Gregors Plumbing & Gas are based on the Sunshine Coast and service Mooloolaba, Maroochydore, Minyama, Birtinya, Buderim, Sippy Downs, Alexandra Headlands, Mountain Creek, Caloundra, Little Mountain, Pelican Waters, Twin Waters, Nambour, Noosa, Maleny, Bli Bli, Kawana Waters, Meridan Plains, and all areas around the Sunshine Coast and all the way up to North Queensland and down to Brisbane.
They have completed large civil and commercial projects up to multi-million dollars, down to small residential renovations.