Gas Fitting Newcastle
Natural gas is a popular form of energy in Australia, but it can also be dangerous if not installed, maintained or repaired by a professional plumber and gas fitter.
Call a Professional Gas Fitter
There are many appliances around your home that can be gas powered – including heaters, hot water systems, ovens, range tops, outdoor kitchens and pool heaters to name a few – and to make sure these are safely installed you need a professional gas fitter. If you suspect you have a gas leak, don’t wait, call us now!
Our Gas Fitting Service
Whether you are installing a gas line to the property or need repairs done, it’s best to call in your local gas fitting experts immediately. A licensed and experienced gas fitter can make all the difference to the running of your home or business. Manariti Plumbing provides gas fitting services to the Newcastle area. Our services include:
- Gas fitting
- Gas repairs and maintenance
- Gas installations
- Gas safety inspections
What is Gas Fitting? And What Does A Gas Fitter Do?
Gas fitting is a licensed trade that trains plumbers how to safely and effectively install, repair, service or replace natural gas fittings, such as appliances, fixtures, piping, valves, meters, etc. in residential, commercial and industrial properties. As a licensed gas fitter, Manariti Plumbing uses this knowledge to make sure your home or business can use natural gas for cooking or heating, safely and with total peace of mind.
Gas Fitting Repairs and Maintenance
Gas fitting repairs and keeping up the maintenance on your gas system and appliances is extremely important for the health and safety of your family or team. We can help maintain your gas system so that it can operate to the highest standard, by identifying weakening pipes that will need repair or replacing, making sure there are no leaks and ensure the system is working perfectly. Not only will this minimise potential risks, but it will also ensure the longevity of your gas fittings and appliances.
Detecting a Gas Leak and What To Do
It can be difficult to detect a gas leak, especially if you’re not looking for it, which is why it’s best to regularly check your gas fittings and appliances when you can. However, there are ways to detect a potential gas leak:
- Rotten Egg Smell – Natural gas is odourless which makes it really hard to detect. That’s why chemicals such as mercaptans (also known as thiols) are usually added to the gas, as they include sulfur molecules which create that terrible rotten egg smell and makes gas leaks easier to detect.
- Hissing Noise – If your appliances are emitting a hissing or quiet roaring sound, this could be an indication of a gas leak. If you suspect your gas appliance is leaking, inspect it immediately and remove any source of spark or fire in its vicinity. Then call your local gas plumber immediately.
- Orange Flame – if you turn on your gas stove, you’ll notice the flame is small and blue in colour mostly. If the flame is brighter than normal and more orange in colour, this could be a sign of a gas leak and you should turn off the appliance immediately.
- Higher Gas Bill – if you receive a gas bill that is substantially higher than your normal bill, this could be an indication of a gas leak. It’s not always the case, but this is a good indication to check your fittings and appliances for any bad smells, hissing sounds or even a white cloudiness around gas lines.
If you suspect you have a gas leak, it’s best to address it immediately before the situation becomes dangerous, a health risk or an environmental hazard. Here’s what you need to do in the event you suspect a gas leak in your home or building:
- First step is to open all the windows and doors to let out the gas.
- Second step is to remove anything that could be the source of a spark, no matter how small, from the vicinity.
- Third step is to remove any pets from the home, as they are more susceptible to natural gas poisoning.
- Fourth step is to shut off your gas supply as soon as possible.
- Fifth step is to move outside for fresh air and call for help – call a local gas fitter first to address the leak (this is considered an emergency situation, we will respond quickly), then your gas supplier to let them know there is an issue.
If you suspect you have a gas leak, don’t wait, call us now!
Whether you’re renovating a home or just want to add gas to the property, you will need to get a professional gas installation. This can mean new pipes through the home and property to connect you to the main gas line. If you currently live at the property where you want this done, this can be intrusive and disruptive, but we will do our best to minimise the disruption to your home and day-to-day activities.
When Do I Need A Gas Safety Inspection?
Everything eventually wears down, including your gas fittings and pipes, so you should stay ahead of any major problems by getting a regular safety inspection completed. This will find problems, before they become dangerous or hazardous. For example, you can prevent a gas leak from every happening if a pipe in need of repair or replacement is found during a gas safety inspection.
Once the inspection is complete, you will receive a report with recommendations on what needs to be done to maintain regulation and standard safety requirements.
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