You may or may not know that the gas piping in your home can make a huge difference in how comfortable and safe your entire family will be. Since gas piping is connected to the hot water system, heating and other similar appliances, natural gas must flow throughout each of these areas without disruptions. However, if there are problems in the gas line piping system, it may cause the hot water system, heating, and other appliances to stop working. And, whenever these things happen, it often poses a variety of different dangers to your family and your home.
Here are 3 of the most common problems in the gas line that you should know and how to handle them quickly to eliminate any immediate threat of danger.
1. Leaks in the Gas line pipes
Unlike discovering a water leak under your kitchen sink, a gas leak in any area of your home is always handled in a vastly different way.
First, you require the expertise of a Gas Plumber in Melbourne urgently. You need to make the call immediately to get the urgent help that you need. Even a small leak in a gas pipe can lead to devastating consequences, including poison gas radiating throughout the air in your home and a high potential of fire hazard risks, too. In either case, you need to take care of these issues without delay.
You should also know that a natural gas leak is often difficult to identify since it creates fumes that you cannot see. However, there is a scent that is easily identifiable if you know exactly what to expect in advance. For instance, whenever there is a natural gas leak anywhere, the odor that you will smell is like rotten eggs. Therefore, if there is a hint of this foul odor in any room of your home, you need to get your family to a safe place outside of the home right away. Here are a few other actions that you need to remember while dealing with this type of situation.
- Do not turn on the stove or the oven
- Turn off the gas at the main valve. For instance, if the leak is coming from the stove in the kitchen, turn off the valve on the stove.
- Contact a gas plumber to take care of the problem
- Do not light up a cigarette or light a match
2. Blockages in the Gas Pipe Line
Another common problem that can occur in your gas line may be due to a blockage instead of a leak in the system. These types of blockages may or may not occur over a period. For instance, if dirt or debris, insects, water, or even tree roots get into the gas line, the pipes may begin to develop kinks or dents which will eventually stop the flow of the gas running through it.
Fortunately, there are some signs that this problem has or is occurring. One of the most obvious signs is when one of the gas appliances in the home no longer functions properly or stops working completely. For instance, if the flame from your burner is too faint to ignite a fire, the problem may be due to a blockage in the gas line. If you believe that this is the source of your problem, you need to shut off the Gas supply immediately and then contact a professional to assist you with the issues that you are experiencing.
3. Problems with the Valve
Depending on the exact nature of the problem, you may also find an issue with the valve at the end of the gas line. These types of problems may be the result of a blockage or a leak. Fortunately, however, one of the best things about these repair issues is that they are relatively easy to identify and fix when they occur. In some cases, the only work that needs to be performed is to replace the bad valve with a new valve. However, just like all other Gas line problems, you need to address the problem immediately to eliminate any risks or danger to your family and others around your home.
Melbourne 24 Hour Plumbing is your local gas plumber
Whenever you or a family member discover a gas line problem, it needs to be handled immediately without delay. To make sure everyone remains safe; it is best to have a well-laid-out plan.
Whenever you need a professional gas plumber to help with these emergencies and other gas pipeline maintenance services, contact us at 1300 931 384. Our team of expert technicians at Melbourne 24 Hour Plumbing are fully licensed and equipped to handle a wide range of services, including Gas Plumbing related repairs and emergencies, and replacement of gas fixtures like hot water systems.