Signs of Gas Leaks and What You Should Do

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Published on 25 Aug 2023
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If you smell gas in your home or property there could be a gas leak and it is advised that you call a gas fitting plumber to take care of the issue. This should not be delayed as it can be extremely dangerous. Not only is it unsafe for your home, but your health and safety are also at risk. Keep yourself and your family safe by understanding the signs and what to do. This article explores the different signs of gas leaks and what you should do.


There are several signs that can indicate your gas is leaking. If you smell gas, hear a hissing sound, or see a broken pipe or appliance, there may be a gas leak in your home. In addition, if you experience symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, nausea, or difficulty breathing, these may also be signs there is a leak in your gas appliances. If you suspect a leak, it is important to leave the area immediately and call an emergency gas plumber. Do not try to fix the issue yourself, as this could be dangerous. These situations are serious and repairing gas leaks should be handled by trained professionals. Understanding the signs can keep yourself and your family safe from harm.

Understanding the Symptoms of Gas Leaks

If you think you may have a gas leak, it’s important to first understand the symptoms. This can include noticing substantially higher gas bills than in previous months when your routine has not changed, noticing that your gas appliances are not functioning properly, or seeing a change in the colour of the pilot light. The leaks can also be indicated by cracks in the gas pipe, or if you’re feeling unsure fatigue, nauseous, breathlessness, or headaches. If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s important to immediately leave the premises and call your gas company for assistance. Natural gas is invisible and has no odour, so these symptoms are crucial for detecting leaks. Do not try to find or repair the leak yourself – this is a job for the gas leak plumbers. When in doubt, always err on the side of caution and call for help.

What You Should Do When You Smell Gas in Your Home

If you smell gas in your home, it is important to act immediately. First, open the doors and windows to ventilate the area. Then, turn off all gas appliances, including the stove, hot water unit, and heater. Finally, turn off the gas meter by turning the handle to a right angle. Once you have taken these steps, refrain from lighting any candles, matches, or cigarettes, as this could cause a fire. Finally, contact an emergency gas plumber so they can conduct the necessary testing and repair. By taking quick action, you can prevent further damage and keep your home safe.

How Can Our Plumbers Help You 

As any homeowner knows, a gas leak can be a major issue for your home. Fortunately, our team of certified gas fitters and plumbers have the latest technology and equipment required to quickly and effectively find and repair gas leaks. Plus, we understand how important it is to respond quickly to your inquiry. That’s why we will always respond to you within 60 minutes. So don’t wait, contact us today for all your gas leak repair needs!

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