A water leak is annoying, but in many cases, harmless.
Gas on the other hand? The instant you notice a gas leak, you must seek professional help in order to protect yourself from the inherent danger of gas leaks – whatever you do, don’t try to solve it on your own!
Just like driving a car with a gas leak is dangerous, gas leaks at home and in your commercial property can cause potential burns and associated injuries, explosions, fire, and other health issues.
This is why we’re always keen to reiterate that you take gas leaks and other issues seriously. That means calling on a professional to identify and fix these issues.
What you might not know is that this professional is often your local plumber!
Our emergency plumbers in Melbourne don’t just fix leaky pipes, blocked toilets, and clogged drains – we also fix a wide range of gas-related problems.
Help, I have a gas leak!
When should you call an emergency plumber?
Gas leaks automatically put your home, property, and even lives in great danger – the instant you notice one, it’s time to call for help!
Faulty gas appliances and connections may cause gas leaks. If the gas pipe is not fitted properly to the source, the gas hose may eventually result in leaks.
Calling a gas plumber in Melbourne should be your first resort to keep your home, property, and whole family safe from the dangers posed by gas leaks.
The sooner you ring, the better – it’s never any trouble to call an experienced Bayside gas plumber to take care of your gas problems!
Why do you need to call a gas plumber for gas lines?
A plumber in Melbourne might be the last person in mind when dealing with gas repairs and gas installations. Take our word for it though, it’s something that we’re very good at!
Can plumbers do gas lines?
Gas lines are basically pipes – and if there’s one thing our plumbers are experts at, it’s fixing problems with pipes.
Oftentimes, your gas leak is the result of a problem in your gas pipes. We’re talking about the exact same issues our plumbers deal with on a daily basis:
- Worn-out connections
- Broken seals
Long story short, there’s a lot of overlap here!
Of course, that doesn’t mean you can call any old plumber – you’ll need to make sure you call a gas plumber; that is, somebody who’s licensed to safely work with gas.
Do plumbers replace gas lines?
On top of fixing gas pipes and lines, a certified gas plumber can also replace your gas lines and connections, preventing future gas leaks.
From the pipes themselves, to the connections, to the joins and more, a certified gas plumber can help out in several ways when you run into a gas leak!
Can a plumber detect a gas leak?
On top of identifying that you have a gas leak, a certified gas plumber can also help locate exactly where the leak has occurred.
Licensed gas plumbers can thoroughly inspect your gas pipes for any potential problems, helping narrow down the source of the leak to the exact section of pipe.
Just another reason why you need to call a gas plumber, and shouldn’t rely on DIY diagnosis and repair!
4 reasons you must call a gas plumber
1) Put safety first!
Unlike water leaks, there’s always an inherent danger when gas leaks happen.
Obviously, there’s the increased fire risk – however, it’s also worth remembering that gas displaces oxygen, which can affect your breathing.
And that in turn leads to a whole host of different health problems, especially if it ends up resulting in long-term oxygen deprivation:
- Difficulty breathing
- Drowsiness and fatigue
- Memory problems
- Stomach pain
At risk of these hazards, you simply can’t rely on an improper solution or shoddy fix that doesn’t solve the issue for good.
And that means that when dealing with gas leaks, it’s best to contact a professional gas plumber in Bayside who has the experience needed to safely install, maintain and repair your gas piping system.
So if you are unsure how to deal with gas leaks and prevent them from happening, then it’s best to call a 24 hour emergency plumber in Melbourne.
2) Comply with building codes
Specialised plumbing services set strict standards for how your home should be built – and that includes any gasfitting work.
Fail to comply with these codes, and you might end up:
- Being slapped with a fine
- Forced to re-do work
- Finding it hard to find an insurance policy
The best way to avoid this is to ensure that installation is carried out properly the first time.
And that means choosing a team that knows the exact building codes and standards (specifically, the Plumbing Code of Australia and the Building Act 1993) as well as what they mean for your gas plumbing installation.
Such provisions state that any gas installation, construction and services should be done by a certified gas fitting professional who can deal with natural gas and pipes.
3) Get professional experience
While you can turn off the gas supply line, gas installations and repairs should only be managed by certified gas fitters and licensed gas plumbers.
A licensed gas plumber has specialist training as well as years of experience under their belt.
Having dealt heavily with gas lines, installations and connections, they’ll know exactly what needs to be done to respond to your gas problems, whatever they may be.
Never second guess and try to figure things out on your own. Whether you are building or renovating a home, make sure to leave all the gas installations and repairs to the pros.
4) Get the right parts and pipes
Sure, you can buy a lot of the individual tools, pipes and connectors at your local hardware store. But how can you be sure you’re buying the right thing?
Unless you’re experienced working with gas yourself, you probably wouldn’t know the right type of fitting, or thickness of pipe to use for your project. There’s a good chance you’ll make the wrong choice, and have that result in a major gas problem down the line.
By contrast, a certified gas plumber already has everything they need to carry the job out right. That means the:
- Right tools
- Appropriate materials
- Right gas pipes for your needs
While you can try to do the research yourself, it’s a lot easier to just call a professional and put your trust in their judgement, experience, and knowledge!
How much does it cost to repair a gas leak?
As with all emergency plumbing repairs, how much a gas leak repair will cost is highly dependent on a number of factors, including:
- Extent of the problem
- Effort required to fix it
- Materials cost
With Watermaster Plumbing, you’ll know exactly what you’re getting into.
Our domestic and commercial plumbers in Melbourne are committed to offering best-in-class customer service. And part of that means ensuring you know what you’re paying for.
Even with emergency callouts, our team will provide an upfront quote after inspecting the issue. We make it our mission to stick to this quote, and will always inform you of any additional costs, before work is done.
Suspect a gas leak?
Call a certified gas fitter in Melbourne today
Protect your home and your loved ones from gas leaks and gas emergencies with the help of Watermaster Plumbing.
Watermaster is your team of licensed, registered and experienced gas plumbers in Melbourne who specialise in providing efficient emergency gas plumbing near you.
Whether it’s gas leak detection and repairs, fitting gas connections or looking after your gas-powered hot water system, all you need to do is call us on 1300 156 650 to get a free no-obligation quote for all your gas work needs!
You can also visit us for commercial plumbing in Melbourne: pop into our headquarters at 9/22 George St Sandringham, VIC 3191, if you prefer a more hands-on approach.