Who to call for gas line repairs?

Doherty Plumbing Solutions can assist you with your gas line repairs. Hear how we’ve assisted customers with previous gas line repairs.

Who to call for gas line repairs?

We recently assisted a customer with gas plumbing at their property in Ringwood East, as they had reported a smell coming from the gas meter connection to their house.

Tim was on hand to attend the call. The customer had already turned off the gas meter as a precaution. Tim inspected the subfloor gas line and performed the Manometer test, which detected the loss of pressure in the connection.

He then deployed the Soapy Water test to the threaded joints of the pipeline, which traced the source of the gas leak. It could have been caused due to a split pipe or rust affecting the old steel connection.

Tim repaired the faulty gas line using new copper piping. He retested the line and all were working safely.

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Our Master Plumbing expert Brian was on the road to help a customer with a Gas Safety Check at their home.

Brian inspected the gas-fitting copper piping for possible leaks. It was holding pressure well. He also checked the gas appliances indoors, which were working to standard.

The domestic hot water unit was installed outside in a well-ventilation area. Brian inspected and cleaned the unit’s burner, PTR valve, the fan assembly and air filter.

He then carried out the Carbon Monoxide test both indoors and outdoors, checking for traces of the gas. All was clear, with no spillage levels detected.

We provided a Gas Safety Check Report to the customer, based on the findings of the analysis.

What are the dangers of a gas leak?

A potential gas leak is not always easy to detect – it may not make a sound or be easily smelt/seen. Moreover, there could be a danger of Carbon Monoxide poisoning.

As a derivative of natural gas combustion, Carbon Monoxide is an odourless and colourless gas. Signs of Carbon Monoxide poisoning can be deceiving, sometimes being similar to food poisoning symptoms, or flu-like symptoms, including headache, nausea, muscle pain and weakness, shortness of breath, dizziness or chest pain.

Therefore, every home and office should have a gas safety check performed routinely to ensure the safety of the occupants and the surrounding area.

Having a professional gas plumber inspect all gas appliances and pipelines regularly will ensure their safety and efficiency. Where required, they may also advise you on long-term fixes and the correct upgrades.

Since 29 March 2021, new Victorian rental laws within the Residential Tenancy Regulations 2021 stipulate that all gas installations and fittings must undergo safety checks every two years by a registered gas fitter, who is licensed to service Type A gas appliances.

Why does your gas pipeline need to be replaced/repaired?
A most common cause of a gas distribution pipeline requiring an overhaul is corrosion of the pipework. More so if these gas connection lines are quite old.
If an old or rusty gas pipe develops a crack, it leads to an emergency gas leak situation at your residence or workplace.

Who to call in Melbourne for gas plumbing?
As your local gasfitting experts in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, the licensed and experienced gas plumbing professionals at Doherty Plumbing Solutions can locate and safely carry out necessary repairs/renewals of all types of gas lines and appliances.

We will provide you with a Gas Safety Report on completion of work.

Get in touch with the Doherty Plumbing Solutions office today at:

Additional information

For the latest gas safety information from Energy Safe Victoria, please visit the following links:

You can also contact Energy Safe Victoria via info@energysafe.vic.gov.au or call 03 9203 9700 or 1800 800 158 (free call). For any emergencies, please always dial 000 immediately.

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