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Gas Leak Repairs
Gas leaks most commonly come from faulty piping. Pipes run all over a house, depending on the number of appliances running off gas. As time passes, the seals used to keep the pipes air-tight weaken or break altogether, allowing the gas to leak. Older pipes can sometimes have problems depending on how much exposure they have to water or weather. Most of the time, problems come from seals, though.
What other factors cause gas leaks?
Poor ventilation can also contribute to gas leaks. Although most people worry about the actual gas used to heat or run appliances, sometimes it’s the byproducts – which is usually carbon dioxide, but can include other gases – that cause the problems. Poor vents or malfunctioning fans can allow that gas to leak into a home.
What Are Signs You Have A Gas Leak?
The first and most notable sign of a gas leak is the smell of rotten eggs. However, not all gases have odors or even colors. Carbon monoxide is a good example of this. Listen for blowing or hissing sounds in areas of the house that has gas running to them. Monitor houseplants or other areas inside and outside that might have a lot of leafy green vegetation for discoloring. There may also be bits of dirt and dust blowing about, or water bubbling, which indicates the possibility of a gas leak.
Another sign of a gas leak, unfortunately, are the symptoms people will have if they’re inhaling too much gas. Carbon monoxide poisoning includes symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, vomiting, confusion, nausea, fatigue, and breathing difficulty. If you notice any of these signs, leave the premises immediately and contact emergency services. If a gas leak is left unchecked, it can result in serious health risks including death in some instances.
What Are Professional Leak Detection Techniques?
One way professionals at DVC Plumbing Caringbah can detect gas leaks is through the use of Infrared (IR) detection equipment, sometimes called FLIR cameras. The FLIR cameras allow people to see where colorless, odorless gas may be escaping.
Another type of detection method includes Mid- and Long-Wave Gas detection cameras. These cameras help technicians find leaks by scanning for the wave signatures produced by specific gases, including natural gas and carbon monoxide and dioxide.
Additionally, the use of basic tools such as water can help in the leak detection process. Sometimes technicians will moisten gas lines looking for bubbling which in turn will signal gas escaping.
What Should You Do In The Event Of A Gas Leak?
If there is a gas leak at your residence, the first thing you should do is leave the area, no matter the severity. Do not try to locate the leak directly, nor use any electronic devices near the area. Do not use open flames either as a spark can ignite any gas present in your home.
Contact DVC Plumbing Caringbah immediately. Our technicians are highly skilled in gas leak detection services and can provide you with expert attention in no time! Additionally, our staff is available for emergency plumbing solutions so you can rest assured knowing we will have an expert solution for you!
Has your Caringbah home fallen victim to a dangerous gas leak? Call DVC Plumbing Caringbah to schedule an appointment with our experts today!
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