Signs You Need To Urgently Call a Gas Plumber
- 27 - 07 - 2021
- By Heritage Plumbing
Across Australia, millions of homes rely on natural gas.
It is one of, if not the most, popular energy source in the country. However, just like any other part of the house, your gas system needs regular maintenance.
The saying prevention is better than the cure is true for most things when it comes to maintaining your property, but it is essential when it comes to gas.
Gas can be a silent killer.
If your gas line or gas system is faulty, defective or worn down, gas leaks could occur and with gas being impossible to see and hard to smell and extremely flammable, that can be a big problem.
So, whilst it is always preferrable to have a qualified Melbourne gas plumber regularly inspect your property and gas appliance and services to avoid issues, it is even more important to contact a gas plumber if something has gone wrong.
With that in mind, here are some tell-tale signs that you urgently need to call a gas plumber.
Low Flame on Your Gas Appliances
When you see a low or weak flame on your gas appliances, such as a stove, that indicates the pressure in the gas line is low.
It may also indicate a leak or blockage. A leak could also result in no flame at all when the gas is leaking anywhere other than where it should be.
Furthermore, whether the stove burners are dusty or the flame is a different colour, it is a strong indication that something is wrong and you can contact a gas plumber.
You might get a “dirty” flame in addition to a low to no flame. This is also a cause for concern, and you should contact nearby gas plumbers right away. If the fire emits a different colour, you’ll know it’s “unclean.”
You should double-check that the mains have been switched on properly. And if the pipelines appear to be operational, if the appliances still aren’t getting enough gas, it’s time to call in the pros. Call a trusted Melbourne gas plumber or gas fitter to inspect your home for any signs of obvious or hidden gas piping damage.
Gaseous Smell Around The Property
If you can smell gas around your house, this is a sign that you urgently need to contact a gas plumber.
Natural gas does not have a distinct odour, however a chemical is added to the gas to enable us to smell any leaks. Some have said that the odour is comparable to rotten eggs which might help you can detect a gas leak quickly. Be aware of these odours and take steps as soon as possible.
You should contact a nearby gas plumber if you notice any gas-like smells. Even if you are not sure if it is gas, it is better safe than sorry.
Keep Track Of Your Gas Bills
It’s easy to think that rising gas bills are just the way of the world, but if you notice a massive increase from one bill to the next and you are certain that your usage has not increased in the same manner, then there might be cause for concern.
If your gas pipe is leaking or something unusual is causing your home to use more gas than normal, it never hurts to be cautious to get the problem checked out by experts. When it comes to the gas line, it’s always better to be careful than sorry.
Listen To Your Gas Appliances
When you suspect a problem with your gas line, inspect all appliances that are connected to it.
It’s definitely time to call in a competent gas plumber or gas fitter if any of your gas appliances start making strange sounds that you haven’t heard before.
If your gas line is faulty, your appliances can start run inefficiently, making them work harder to complete their work.
If you suspect a problem with your gas line, call your gas plumber immediately.
When the appliances are forced to operate in this kind of environment for a prolonged amount of time, they may suffer considerable harm, and you can find yourself with appliances that are malfunctioning and dying well before they should.
If you are too late to save the appliance and you need to buy a new gas appliance, it’s important that your next gas appliance installation is carried out by a qualified gas plumber to ensure no future issues occur.
It is important to have your gas line tested and repaired on a regular basis in order to ensure the long-term health of your gas appliances.
Dead Plants or Rodents
Knowing where the gas line is located in your home makes spotting any problems much easier. Keep an eye on any household plants or flowers that might be growing near your gas line.
If you find that these plants are starting to decompose, you might be getting an early warning that there is a problem with your gas line.
Excess condensation accumulation by your gas line may be another sign to look out for, particularly if the other windows in your home aren’t acting the same way.
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