Gas Safety At Home
To ensure gas safety at home, always call in a professional. Gas is not a substance to be taken lightly, and the consequences for doing so can be severe. If you smell gas on your property or in the street before or at your meter, call your gas supplier immediately to locate and repair the leak. If you smell gas in or around your home, contact a licensed gas fitter straight away. Anyone working with gas must be licensed, so make sure that’s the case with the trades person you call. A licensed gas fitter will identify the problem in the safest way, and ensure that it is taken care of properly without putting anyone in harms way.
If you smell a gas leak:
- Turn off the gas at your gas meter or cylinder
- Turn off all appliances (including electrical) and pilot lights
- Contact a licensed gas fitter like Oceanside Services immediately on 07 5520 7100
- Open all doors and windows for ventilation if it is safe to do so
- Extinguish all naked flames
- Do not smoke
The number to call in a gas emergency if you’re unsure of what to do is 13 19 62 for Queensland residents.
Take care when using lawn mowers, brush cutters or digging around your home so you do not damage gas pipes. Dial Before You Dig is a free service that provides information on most underground networks across Australia.
Any smell of gas around your home or office should be taken seriously, as a problem can escalate out of control extremely fast! Our team of expert gas fitters are on hand, and we offer a 1 hour emergency response guarantee to all areas of the Gold & Tweed Coast’s 24 hours a day 365 days a year. Gas safety at home is a priority. Our office staff will guide you through what to do before the gas fitter arrives. Call Oceanside if you have a gas leak on 07 5520 7100