When your gas appliances and supply are installed correctly, well-maintained, and used appropriately, gas is a safe and convenient way to cook your food, heat your water, and warm your home. However, natural gas is highly combustible, and not safe for breathing in large quantities. If you suspect that there is a gas leak in your home, you should seek the help of a professional immediately, to investigate and rectify the problem.
Signs that you may have a gas leak
The biggest indicator of a gas leak is the smell. A noxious odour similar to rotten eggs and sulphur is intentionally included in your natural gas supply, to make it easier to quickly identify even the smallest leak. You may also hear a hiss from a damaged gas line, or see a damaged connection.
Longer term gas leaks can also lead to indoor potted plants dying for no easy-to-explain reason, and bring on negative symptoms for the people and animals in your home. These can include headaches, dizziness, fatigue, loss of appetite, watering eyes, and ringing ears.
What to do as soon as you suspect a gas leak
Open all your windows where possible and ensure all people and pets in your home are taken outside, or to another location where they will be safe. Use a mobile phone to call us from outside your home, so we can come and safely inspect your home to find the source of the gas leak.
Don't attempt to repair a faulty connection on your own, or use lighters, candles, or other sources of ignition in your house, until the leak is assessed. Gas leaks should always be handled by a professional, to minimise risk to both you and your home.
Get your gas leak investigated by Litas Mainstone
We offer emergency services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call us now for prompt and thorough investigation and repair of your gas leak, so that you and your household stay safe from harm.
Extra charges apply during the following hours:
- Weekends: 12:00pm Saturday until 7:00am Monday, and
- Weekdays: 5:00pm until 7:00am.