The best way to determine if you have a gas leak is with a gas pressure test. Not only can we detect even the smallest of leaks, but we can also find the location of the leak.
Plumbers carry out gas tests using special gas detection tools, which detect any pressure drops in the gas line. This indicates that there is a leak. By testing different areas of the line one at a time, we can also determine where the leak is located.
Common causes of gas leaks include:
- Damaged gas pipes
- Underground gas lines breaking
- Faulty, poorly maintained, or badly fitted appliances or piping system
It’s important to be aware of some of the signs that you may have a gas leak so that you can recognise them and call us to carry out a gas test if they occur. However, you should also be aware that smaller leaks sometimes have no smell or physical signs.
Common indicators include:
- An odour of sulphur or rotten eggs
- A whistling or hissing sound close to a gas line
- A dust cloud close to a gas line
- Bubbles in water
- Damage to a gas pipe
- Houseplants dying
- Gas appliances have a discoloured flame
- You feel dizzy, sick, or nauseous
- Increased gas bills
Suspected gas leaks should never be ignored, as gas leaks are a health risk for anyone on the premises. If you suspect that you may have a gas leak, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. You should call a gas plumber immediately, turn off all of the gas in the building, and leave the premises until a gas test has been carried out.
The importance of tending to gas leaks quickly cannot be understated, and we understand this. We will always respond to your call efficiently, and check the premises for gas leaks. We will only give you the all-clear if we are 100% sure that there is no leak.
In the event that our gas pressure test indicates a gas leak, we will repair the problem for you if possible. If you think that you may have a gas leak, don’t hesitate to call us now.