The Danger of Gas Leaks
Natural gas is a common fuel source for many domestic heating systems. It is a great fuel option and has many economical benefits, however, it can be dangerous if it is handled improperly.
If there is an unknown gas leak in your home, you could be in danger. Natural gas is a highly flammable substance. If it is unknowingly leaking in your house it could be exposed to open flames, which is a big fire hazard. Prolonged exposure to leaking gas can also lead to severe health complications.
The danger of gas leaks can also arise in several physical symptoms, including:
- Breathing issues
- Unusual fatigue
- Throat and eye irritation
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, consult a doctor. If you have other causes for concern, contact Metropolitan Air Conditioning immediately. Our expert technicians can be at your home within an hour* to save you from any gas leak danger.
Signs of a Gas Leak
The most noticeable sign of a gas leak is the smell. While natural gas is odourless, the gas in your home is combined with a chemical odorant. This smells similar to sulphur or rotten eggs, and so is easily identified when it arises in your home.
Additionally, there could be leaking gas in your home if:
- Your gas appliances are making hissing or high pitched whistling sounds
- The pilot light in your gas appliance is changing colour or regularly extinguishing
- Your gas bills are significantly higher than usual
- Members of your household are experiencing nausea or dizziness without reason
If your home is showing signs of a gas leak, it is important to act fast. The trained professionals at Metropolitan Air Conditioning are available 24/7, and are here to help whenever you need.
Emergency Gas Leak Service
Metropolitan Air Conditioning is the trusted name to help with your emergency gas leak service. Our technicians are always available and can be at your front door within 60 minutes of your emergency gas leak inquiry.
Each member of our team receives ongoing training on industry skills and practices. They are all fully licensed, qualified and ready to handle your emergency gas leak service. Our Metropolitan vans are stocked up with top of the line industry tools, giving you peace of mind that your gas emergency is in the best hands.
Gas related emergencies are not the time to hesitate. If you smell gas or otherwise suspect a leak, call Metropolitan Air Conditioning for an emergency gas service.
Gas Leak What To Do
If you smell gas in your house, or otherwise think there may be a leak, contact a licensed gas fitter immediately and request their services. The professional team at Metropolitan Air Conditioning is fully equipped to handle all gas-related emergencies and provide you with safe long term solutions.
While you are waiting for your trusted Metropolitan Air Conditioning technician to arrive, there are several essential things to do to preserve your safety.
First of all, turn off the gas at the meter. To do so, find the handle on your gas meter. These are often bright yellow, and so should be easy to find. Turn the handle so that it is sitting at a right angle to the pipe. This should turn off the gas meter so that it is no longer in use.
Following this, you should:
- Open all doors and windows to allow as much ventilation as possible
- Do not use any electrical appliances including powerpoints or light switches
- Refrain from using any fan appliances
- Do not use any form of exposed flame
- Remove yourself from inside and go to a highly ventilated area
- Wait outside for a licensed gas fitter to arrive
Gas Leak Repair Price
Gas leaks are a very dangerous problem and need to be fixed as soon as possible. They are not issues that can afford hesitation if your wallet is not prepared to take a hit.
Thankfully, Metropolitan Air Conditioning understands this and is proud to offer flexible payment options for customers worried about the gas leak repair price. With our $0 price deposit, interest free payment plans**, you can afford to keep your household safe at all times.
These plans are flexible to suit your lifestyle. They can be repaid in either weekly or fortnightly instalments, so that you can tailor your payments however best suits you. Just ask your air con technician when they arrive on site, and they will happily set up your plan in a few short minutes.
Don’t worry about gas leak repair price when your safety is in jeopardy. Call Metropolitan Air Conditioning straight away if you suspect a gas leak in your house.