O’Shea Gas Leak Detection

For efficient detection & solutions for gas leaks Melbourne can call O'Shea's skilled gas leak plumbers

Gas Leak Detection and Pipe Renewal – The O’Shea Point Of Difference

At O’Shea Plumbing, our experienced gas leak plumbers handle gas leak detection for all gas leaks in Melbourne using the latest gas leak detection equipment.

For prompt detection and solution of gas leaks Melbourne residents and businesses can call the team of trained professionals at O’Shea Plumbing, 7 days a week.

With our skilled plumbers and the latest gas leak tracing technology, your gas leaks are a thing of the past.

Gas leaks can be dangerous for your household or your employees. They can even be detrimental to your business as a whole. In order to solve this issue, our gas fitting professionals are accredited in conducting:

  • Replacements
  • Repairs
  • Alterations
  • Servicing
  • Testing

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What You Need to Know About Gas Leaks

Gas leaks are a health risk to anyone on your premises and can also be dangerous. The problem with gas leaks is that they can happen in any building at any time.

If you smell a gas leak in Melbourne (or anywhere), you must never ignore it. No matter whether in a public place or your own home. The stream of gas from the leak is highly flammable. This means that if there’s a flame or spark in the vicinity of the leak, it can cause a fire or explosion.

That’s why you need to call our gas leak Melbourne professionals as soon as possible. We’ll detect the leak and rectify it before it can become a danger to you, your family or your employees.

Further Information About Gas Leaks

Causes of Gas Leaks

Some of the reasons gas leaks can occur include:

  • If a gas pipe is damaged
  • When an underground gas line is accidentally broken
  • Due to faulty, poorly fitted or badly maintained household appliances or piping system

Because gas leaks can occur for a variety of reasons, it’s vital to take the correct leak detection steps to ensure that your home or business is safe. Without the right tools or experience, this can be difficult and dangerous. You should always have leaking appliances or gas lines serviced by a gas leak plumber.

How Can You Detect A Gas Leak?

Being alert is important when it comes to gas leaks because it can save your life. You need to look out for any of the following signs so that you can take action immediately:

  • The smell of gas or rotten eggs
  • Unusually high gas bills
  • The cooktop won’t light
  • The heating isn’t working

What to Do If You Suspect A Gas Leak

If you smell gas, feel dizzy, your heating won’t work or you suspect a gas leak for any reason, you must call a professional plumber in Melbourne immediately. This way they can perform a water or gas leak detection.

Because gas leaks are highly flammable and pose a serious risk, it’s better to be safe than sorry. That’s why you need to follow these steps carefully to ensure the safety of everyone on the premises:

  • Contact a professional immediately to book for leak detection services
  • Turn off all gas appliances as well as the main gas supply valve to your home or building
  • Ventilate the area by opening all doors and windows
  • Don’t use any electrical appliances or overhead lights
  • Don’t ignite or spark open flames
  • Move yourself and any other residents out of the building to a safe place and wait for professionals to arrive

There are no better professional gas leak plumbers in Melbourne than the O’Shea team. With us, you’ll get a quick response so you can sort out your gas leak issue safely and as soon as possible.

What Services Do We Provide?

At O’Shea, your safety is our priority. This means that all of our jobs are completed timeously and professionally. Not only do we have systems in place for pipe and leak detection, but we will pressure test the gas before and after the completion of gas installation work.

We use high-quality Metrotec and Rigid pipe and leak detection equipment to guarantee that no gas leaks in Melbourne go undetected. Furthermore, we have options for diamond holes saws for smooth clean holes through walls to keep the project neat and tidy. To ensure that pipes stay in place, we use stainless steel screws and strong coated metal clips for fixing pipes to walls.

We also handle a variety of legal and clean-up services, including:

  • Organising Dial B4 U Dig
  • Handling road opening permits
  • Obtaining your Victorian Building Authority Certificate of Compliance
  • Completing Enerysafe Vic Gas Fitting Notices for larger projects
  • Arranging bins for removal of excavated soil and backfill with crushed rock under paved areas
  • Arranging for concreters to repair paving
  • Employing licensed electricians to check earthing systems

All of our work either meets or exceeds AS/NZS 3500 and AS/NZS 5601 Standards. All of our gas installations are sized correctly so that all of your gas appliances operate correctly as per manufacturer specifications.

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Choose us to solve the gas leaks Melbourne homes and businesses have been trusting us with for over 40 years

O’Shea Plumbing has been in business since 1978 and has been a member of The Master Plumbers and Mechanical Services Association of Australia for over 40 years, so you can rest assured that we’re trusted professionals when it comes to gas and water leak detection.

Our quick, reliable service means that you can solve your gas leaks in Melbourne in no time. All you need to do is contact us on 03 9888 2887.

Gas Leaks FAQ's

A smoke detector does not detect gas leaks. Gas leaks are usually detected by the distinct smell of gas, which is often described as similar to that of rotten eggs. If you smell gas in your home, it’s important to act quickly and take steps to ensure your safety. Open windows and doors to allow for ventilation, turn off the gas supply to your home, and evacuate immediately. Contact a licensed gas fitter to locate and repair the gas leak. It’s important to have your gas appliances regularly inspected and serviced by a licensed gas fitter to prevent leaks and ensure safe operation.

If you suspect a gas leak in your home, immediately evacuate the area and call a licensed gas plumber. Gas leaks can be dangerous, and it’s important to leave the issue to a professional. Signs of a gas leak may include a strong, pungent smell of rotten eggs, hissing or whistling sounds near the gas line, and significantly higher gas bills than usual. Leaks are generally found with soapy water on suspect joins. Do not attempt to fix the issue yourself or use any electronic devices, as they can ignite the gas. Stay safe and let the professionals handle the situation.

While carbon monoxide detectors are designed to detect carbon monoxide gas, they cannot detect all gas leaks. Carbon monoxide is a by-product of incomplete combustion, and it is different from other types of gas leaks. If you suspect a gas leak, it’s best to use a gas detector specifically designed to detect gas leaks. These detectors can detect a variety of gases, including methane and propane, and will alert you to the presence of a gas leak. It’s important to have professional gas fitter to test for both carbon monoxide and any gas leaks in your home for complete safety.

If you suspect a gas leak, it’s important to prioritize your safety and contact a licensed gas plumber immediately. Gas leak detection services can vary in cost, dependant on access to pipework and appliances. A licensed gas plumber can assess the situation and provide a quote on the necessary works. Regardless of the cost, it’s crucial to address suspected gas leaks promptly and evacuate the area until the issue is resolved. Contact your gas provider or a licensed gas plumber to schedule an assessment and ensure the safety of yourself and those around you.

If you suspect a gas leak from your stove, turn off the stove immediately and evacuate the area. Signs of a gas leak from a stove may include a hissing sound near the connection, a strong gas odour, or a flame that is yellow or orange instead of blue. Do not attempt to fix the issue yourself or use any electronic devices, as they can ignite the gas. Contact a licensed gas plumber to assess and fix the issue. It’s crucial to take gas leaks seriously as they can be extremely dangerous.

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