Signs of a Gas Leak

Is your gas hot water system not working properly? Do you suspect you have a gas leak?

In this article, we’ll discuss the signs you have a gas leak, what to do if you have a gas leak and when to contact the professionals from RPG Plumbing & Gasfitting.

Signs that Indicate a Gas Leak 

There are a number of signs that indicate you may have a gas leak, or your gas appliances are on their way out. In this section, we’ll discuss some of the most common.

A Hissing Noise

If you hear a hissing noise in your house – especially around your gas appliances or when your gas hot water system is in use – it’s a sure sign you have a gas leak. 

Strange Smells 

Gas is usually odourless so if you start to smell it, there’s usually a problem. When there’s a gas leak, this smell will sometimes be like rotten eggs.

Soot on Your Gas Hot Water Heater 

If there is soot on your gas hot water system – especially where they shouldn’t be – you may have a gas leak.

Yellow, Orange or Red Flames 

The presence of red, orange or yellow flames are usually indicative of a problem with your gas appliance or a gas leak.

Bubbles in Water 

Has your water suddenly become bubbly with no real explanation? If so, it may mean there’s a gas leak.

Feeling Unwell 

One of the most common signs of a gas leak – or a problem with your gas appliance – is if you unexpectedly start to feel unwell. Because gas is usually odourless, this can sneak up on you and you especially need to be aware if your symptoms include nausea, dizziness and loss of appetite.

Dead Houseplants 

Sometimes dead houseplants aren’t a sign of neglect. It mightn’t even be your fault!

In some cases, this can be indicative of a gas leak and if you think this might be the case, it’s important to seek assistance.

What to Do if You Suspect a Gas Leak 

If your gas appliance or water heater is not working, it’s best to contact a plumbing and gasfitting professional to assess the situation.

But, if the situation is imminent and you’re experiencing a number of the signs listed above, you should contact emergency services as soon as possible.

How to Prevent Gas Leaks

While it’s not always possible to prevent gas leaks, regular servicing of your gas appliances and hot water system can prevent issues that may lead to a gas leak.

At RPG Plumbing & Gasfitting, our qualified team are well-versed in all plumbing and gasfitting issues, helping to circumvent them safely before they become a real problem.

If your gas hot water system needs servicing, contact our experts today. 

Signs of a Gas Leak