By far the most serious of all concerns for any gas appliance in the home is the possibility of a gas leak. The risks are clear. Every year, there are deaths due to fires, explosions and poisoning related to gas malfunctions.
Your safety is paramount, so our team wants to ensure we do everything to detect and prevent gas leaks, with the expertise on hand to solve any concerns you might have.
It is difficult to find a reliable Essex company or engineer that you can trust to carry out gas leak detection.
The most common reason people suspect a leak is the smell. Natural gas has no odour, but providers add an “egg” smell to make it a lot easier to identify it. However, sometimes that smell isn’t as pronounced as it should be.
If your home starts making you feel light-headed, nauseous, or otherwise ill, it could be a sign of carbon monoxide or a gas leak. Otherwise, look for yellow or orange flames from gas appliances instead of blue, pilot lights constantly going out and soot or scorch marks around appliances
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If you seriously suspect a gas leak, you shouldn’t hesitate to act. Well before you have a leak, you should get to know your property, whether you can turn your gas off and where you can find it.
Some homes had gas meter valves that are hard to reach or find, so it always pays to get familiar with them in advance. If it’s safe to go back in, then open your windows and get the gas dispersing out.
Don’t turn on any fans or other electrical appliances at all. When that’s done, avoid smoking or lighting anything and call us from outside the home. You shouldn’t stay inside the home beyond opening the windows until you’ve been informed that it’s safe to re-enter.
There are a lot of reasons you might be suffering a gas leak. Poor installation, maintenance, or repair jobs on appliances might cause it. In future, it’s best to rely on Gas Safe certified engineers, like our own, to handle future installations.
Certified and experienced as they are, they’re quick to find the issue causing any gas leak and will provide the fix you need. However, we are committed to prevention as much as we care about solving the immediate problem.
After your home is safe and secure, we can help install things like carbon monoxide detectors and natural gas detectors. If you have one of those gas meters that is hard to reach or use, we can install a shutoff valve so you can react much more quickly to potential dangers in the future.
The areas that we cover for gas leak repairs in Essex are;
Brentwood, Thorpe Bay, Shoeburyness, Westcliff-On-Sea, Laindon, Langdon Hills, Corringham, Basildon, Ilford, Loughton, Redbridge, Woodford Green, Burnham, Witham, Harlow, Mersea, Southend, Stanford-Le-Hope, Leigh-On-Sea, Rayleigh, Grays, Upminster, Hornchurch, Chelmsford, Dunmow, Braintree, Ingatestone, Maldon, Billericay, Wickford, Pitsea, Harold Wood, West Horndon, Benfleet, Romford, Colchester, Barking, Dagenham, Woodham Ferrers, Rochford.