Who to Call for Emergency Gas Leak Repairs
Got a whiff of the unpleasant rotten eggs scent of natural gas? You urgently need a fully qualified and licensed gas fitter. Thankfully, Mr Emergency has local gas fitters available 24/7 with swift response times as fast as just 30 minutes* after your call.
Natural gas is highly flammable and a leak puts your home and family in serious danger if it’s not attended to immediately. While you wait for a gas fitter from Mr Emergency to arrive, here’s what you can do to minimise the danger:
- Turn off the gas at your gas meter.
- Turn off your appliances, including your electrical appliances.
- Open doors and windows if safe to help ventilate your home.
If the smell of gas is bad, we recommend sitting outside to avoid it making you feel sick.
Signs of a Gas Leak to Watch Out For
Beyond the usual suspect of a gas leak (the smell of rotten eggs or sulphur), there are a few other signs you should keep an eye out for, including:
- Hissing or whistling sounds near gas appliances or gas lines
- Gas appliances are working inconsistently
- Your gas bills are considerably higher than usual
- Patches of dead grass for no reason
- Pilot light colour changes
Exposure to large amounts of natural gas can also make you sick. Symptoms include headaches, nausea, vomiting, fatigue and breathlessness.
If you notice any of the signs of a gas leak, you need to call an expert gas fitter out for repairs urgently.
Mr Emergency is Your Local Expert for Gas Leaks
That nasty rotten egg smell is a thing of the past with Mr Emergency. You don’t need to stress about waiting for a gas fitter when you call us – we have local gas experts available 24/7 and have a rapid response so we can be with you just 30 minutes* after your call.
Our team of experts arrive at your home prepared to locate and repair your gas leak on the spot. Equipped with a manometer and years of experience, a Mr Emergency gas fitter can have your gas leak sorted in no time.
Using the manometer, a licensed gas fitter will be able to confirm if you have a gas leak by detecting drops in pressure in your gas lines. With a leak confirmed, they will isolate your gas lines and appliances so they can precisely locate it and identify what repairs are needed.
Make sure you turn off the gas at the meter before Mr Emergency arrives for your own safety.
Professional Gas Leak Repairs
Depending on the cause of your gas leak, repairs could vary from something simple to much more complex. Our team is trained to deal with any and all repairs you might need.
We’re prepared to repair the damaged section then and there, so you can get back to business as usual as soon as possible. If it’s a major gas leak and requires bigger repairs and replacements, we’re prepared to do that too.
If extra parts are needed for the job, we’ll source those that same day so you’re not left with a gas leak any longer than is necessary. More often than not, our vans are already stocked with the tools and parts needed for the job!
People using gas appliances should also be aware of carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odourless, invisible gas that is a by-product of using fuels such as gas, wood, kerosene and other fuels. This is particularly a concern with unflued gas heaters.
24/7 Gas Leak Detection Services
We know how stressful it can be trying to find a gas plumber who’s available on the weekend or after hours. You can rest assured that Mr Emergency works around the clock and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our team is even on standby, ready to arrive at your door just 30 minutes* after your call.
So, when you’re making dinner on a Sunday night and you start to smell gas, you don’t need to wait until business hours Monday morning to get a gas plumber out for repairs. Even better, you don’t have to worry about extra charges for us to come out after hours – our rates are the same, 24/7.
Interest Free** Leak Repairs
A gas leak is one of those emergencies you often don’t budget for. When you smell gas inside, you know it can’t be ignored. So, when it happens, we know how stressful it can be trying to scrape together the cost of the job upfront.
There’s no need to dip into your family’s holiday fund or to pull out the credit card with Mr Emergency. We offer eligible customers a range of interest free** payment plans.
Simply choose a payment plan with one of our providers, Zip or Humm. You get the flexibility of weekly, fortnightly or monthly instalments, depending on your choice of provider. Some plans even accept a $0 deposit, so there’s no upfront cost. Mr Emergency can then get on with fixing your gas appliance.
Stay in control of your finances with manageable payments, without having to sacrifice those morning trips to your local barista.
We also accept payment by cash, cheque, direct transfer and credit card (Visa, Mastercard or American Express). Contact Mr Emergency now to get your gas leak repaired today by one of our expert gas fitters.