Thursday, 23 April 2015

Gas Leaks

Natural gas has no odour. To help you detect the presence of gas, a strong odorant that smells like rotten eggs is added.
If you smell this odour inside:
  • Ventilate the area by opening nearby doors and windows.
  • Evacuate the area and turn off the gas supply (if safe to do so).
  • Do not use a source of ignition such as matches or cigarette lighters.
  • Seek expert advice by calling your gas supplier Faults & Emergencies number (can be found on your bill)
If you smell gas outside:
  • Contact your gas supllier Faults and Emergencies number
  • Remove all ignition sources from the area.
  • If safe to do so, turn off the gas supply.
In the event of an emergency such as a gas leak or bushfire, turn off your natural gas supply by turning the yellow valve lever on your meter so it runs perpendicular to the pipe. (see image below)

                                 
Natural gas meter pictured above shows the valve in both the opened and closed position

If you need help contact Fix Your Plumbing

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