Gas Problems

Beware Of These Signs of Gas Problems

Natural Gas is problematic and can cause gas problems and can be dangerous in the wrong situations or carelessly.

When you think about it, natural gas is an extremely effective fuel for so many appliances we use within the home. This is why we tend to use it for our heating & cooking.

For example, if you use a gas stove, a fireplace, oven or any other kind of appliance within the home; do recognise on how to keep yourself safe. It also important to recognise when there is a problem with your gas appliances or when you do have carbon monoxide leak, so read on how to find out more on how to keep you safe.

Smell

Any gas problems is normally totally odourless, which would make detecting carbon monoxide without an alarm pretty much impossible to detect. In order to make it easier for people to detect is to have a carbon monoxide alarm within the home and also to detect if you have a funny smell circulating. If you smell something like rotten eggs, then immediately check to see if all your gas appliances are switched off. If that doesn’t help the odour, then get out of the house immediately and call Logical Heating & Plumbing Solutions.

Lower Output

Natural gas appliances tend to operate by having a direct line to your home’s gas line. If a problem develops in that line, the fuel supply will be cut off and the appliance won’t be able to work correctly. So, if your stove or another gas appliance appears to be operating at a much lower output than it should be, it could mean that you have a leak or blockage in your gas line. Shut off the appliance and have a gas safety engineers bromely examine the system, just to be on the safe side.

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Are Gas Leaks Always an Emergency?

Are Gas Leaks Always an Emergency?

Everyone here at Logical Heating & Plumbing Solutions answer is yes, you should always consider any gas leaks to be an emergency. Here is why:

To put it simply gas leaks often can result in gas explosions. What should you avoid doing when a gas leak is detected is written here, however it’s imperative that you always take the proper precautions in avoiding a gas explosion.  As a gas explosion is incredibly dangerous and does threaten both life and property, as unsafe gas explosion will produce both life and property. Carbon monoxide poisoning is potentially fatal and is considered to be very dangerous because it is odourless, invisible and tasteless.

Here’s what you should do:

  • Always avoid using any naked flames or electrical switches from all appliances.
  • Open any doors or windows if possible.
  • Turn the gas off at the meter as soon as you smelt gas.

How gas leaks can be prevented:

Don’t use an illegal gas engineer. If a person is not Gas Safe Registered, it’s illegal for them to work with gas. Before you have any work done with your gas boiler or appliances, make sure the engineer you intend to use in on the Gas Safe Register. This can be checked either using the Gas Safe Register website and search for the engineer/business name on their database, or by asking to see the Gas Safe Register ID card, which every Gas Safe engineer is required by law to carry. Work that is not carried out to the proper safety standards can put everyone at risk.

Have your boiler regularly serviced at least annually: When a Gas Safe Engineer services your boiler, they will make sure that your boiler is safe and in working condition. This will include checking your boiler for common causes of gas leaks. The recommendation from most gas engineer agree that a boiler should be serviced at least once a year.

Another prevented measure that will prevent gas leaks is to install a carbon monoxide detector. It’s a small alarm that every household should have and been proven to be lifesaving.

Always remember, take extra care with who you use to carry out work on any gas appliances in your home. Work that isn’t carried out to the high standards set out by the Gas Safe Register can put everyone in the property at risk.

Here at Logical Heating & Plumbing Solutions, we are Gas Safe Registered and ensure that all work we carry out is to the highest of standards. If you’re in encounter a gas leaks around the surrounding area and are in need of an emergency plumber, get in touch with us.

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