Gas leaks are that colourless, odourless poison that if left undetected can cause some serious health risks and expensive costs. Let Blue Streak Plumbing take care of all the gas leak detection within your home or business.
Household gas leaks can occur for a number of reasons. They can be caused by room heaters, cooktops and ovens, and gas hot water systems.
Gas Room Heaters
Room heaters are one of the most common ways people maintain the warmth and comfort in their homes in the winter months. There are two main types of heaters – flued and unflued gas heaters. The flued ones are designed to be stationary and are the safer option. The unflued are portable and are able to be relocated to wherever is needed. However they aren’t nearly as safe as flued heaters, hence why most states have banned them. Carbon monoxide poisoning is one of the main concerns with unglued heaters. They should never be installed in small rooms and gas leak detection should be performed regularly.
Gas leak detection should be performed on gas heaters a minimum of bi-annually. All of our gas fitters perform their work at the highest safety standards. We also perform gas leak detection, service and repair on gas bayonets.
Gas Leaks in Cooktops and Ovens
Your cooking appliances are fuelled by natural gas, which is colourless and odourless. Mercaptan is a pungent chemical often added to natural gas for safety reasons. However, depending on how large the gas leak is, people may not be able to detect it with the naked nose. To be safe, it is a good idea to periodically test your gas appliances for leaks.
If you suspect you have a gas leak in one of your appliances, it is best to get in touch with Blue Streak Plumbing and have a professional come and perform gas leak detection. Gas leaks can be very dangerous and it is important to repair leaks in a matter that will make sure no small leaks remain. We are experts at detecting and repairing all different types of gas leaks and are able to come out quickly in emergencies.
Hot Water Systems
Just like your car needs to get serviced regularly, so does your gas hot water system to ensure years of problem-free and safe operation. In addition to safety risks, a poorly managed system can cause very expensive energy consumption. Blue Streak Plumbing has numerous gas leak detection professionals that have experience detecting leaks and servicing a variety of commercial and domestic gas water heaters sold by leading brands such as Rinnai, Dux, Aquamax, Vulcan, Rheem, and Bosch.
Our technicians use the latest electronic leak detection equipment which will allow them to find the cause of your gas leak quickly. We also have the experience and equipment to repair your gas leak quickly and safely. If your hot water heater has not been serviced recently, or if it is due for a service check, contact Blue Streak Plumbing to ensure your gas hot water heater is free from gas leaks.
Blue Streak Plumbing is able to come to your house and test all your gas appliances at once for the safety of your home. Call us today.