The team at 24Hour Melbourne Plumbers consists of licensed gas fitter and plumbers. We are licensed under the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) and abide by the gas and pipeline safety standards of the Electricity Safety Act 1998, Gas Safety Act 1997 and Pipelines Act 2005 and their respective regulations. One of the most important things to remember when dealing with gas appliances and pipelines is to get a licensed professional to do the job. It is absolutely vital that work such as installation and repairs of gas heaters, hot water systems, disconnection or relocation of gas pipelines is done by someone who has the required knowledge and skill. All our plumbers have a photo ID they carry with them to every job. So, any gas fitting service you need, just call our team.
Certified Gas Fitter – Safety Risks
The reason why we keep repeating that gas work should be carried out by a licensed gas fitter because gas can be a dangerous substance. Faulty installation, worn out or corroded pipes are more susceptible to leaking. Getting a regular inspection of your gas appliances and the pipeline is always a wise decision. However, if you cannot get a regular inspection then lookout for these problems:
- Smell rotten eggs or sulphur
- Hear a hissing sound
- See a white cloud or bubbles in still water
- Discover dead plants near your main gas pipeline
However, the problems mentioned above occur when there is a major gas leak but most of the time the leak may be small enough to go undetected. In such a case, you can look out for physical symptoms such as:
- Breathing problems
- Eye or throat irritation
These symptoms usually occur due to prolonged exposure to gas, which unfortunately can actually lead to death. Even if you are unsure whether what you’re experiencing is due to a stressful day at work or a gas leak; it is always better to eliminate the possibility of it being a gas leak.
Why Contact A Gas Fitter?
Well, we know how to handle gas appliances, it’s as simple as that. Moreover, our services include more than just fixing a leak. We can also repair your gas appliances such as fixing the LPG regulator, gas hot water storage tanks; installation of a new gas pipeline and carbon monoxide testing is also a service we provide. A faulty installation of any appliance is problematic, and it’s the same for gas appliances. However, in this case, it can be harmful to you and the people around you.
We provide Carbon Monoxide Testing for your gas appliances every two years. Exposure to carbon monoxide can lead to too many health problems. It is caused when a gas appliance is incorrectly fitted, badly repaired or poorly maintained. So, if you feel any hangover symptoms without actually having had a drink, you should probably get CO testing done by one of our licensed gas fitters
What To Do If You’re Exposed?
Exposure to natural gas or carbon monoxide can be deadly. First thing’s first, run out and get some fresh air into your lungs. Take deep breaths and rid your lungs of any foreign substance. Secondly, open up the windows and doors in your home or office. It’s the same thing as your lungs, however, keeping the air fresh in the room is to avoid any fire from breaking out. Thirdly, we would also suggest shutting off the electricity as well because the smallest of sparks from a possible short circuit can lead to devastating damage. Lastly, pick up the phone and call 24Hour Melbourne Plumbers for a gas leak repair service.