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Gas Leak Detection in Adelaide

If you have a gas leak anywhere in Adelaide, Jim's Heating & Cooling can have a licensed gas fitter out to deal with it in less than an hour*. A gas leak is one of those things that has to be sorted out as soon as possible because of the obvious danger of fire or explosion.

Your sense of smell should alert you to a leak. That characteristic odour of sulphur or rotten eggs has been added to gas for years as a warning sign. If you smell it that gas hasn't been turned off somewhere or there is a leak.

But pinning down exactly where the gas leak is can be difficult. This is why you need help from professional gas fitters with the proper gas detection equipment.

The Jim's Heating & Cooling team has the latest gas leak detection tools to discover the source of the problem. Once we've found the leak, we repair it so that everything is totally safe.

What should I do if I smell gas?

The first thing to do is simply check if something has accidentally been left on. It's easy to knock a knob on the cooktop and have gas trickling from one of the unlit burners.

If that doesn't do the trick, your first move should be to turn off the gas at the meter. Then you should open all doors and windows to fully ventilate the area, but don't be tempted to put the fans on to aid the process.

You need to be very cautious about any possible sources of ignition and this includes electrical appliances and light switches. Lighting up a cigarette at this point is definitely a no-no.

To be completely safe, go outside and call us to come and sort things out. We won't take long to get there, no matter what time it is or what day of the week, including all public holidays.

And you don't need to be concerned about any extra charges for calling us outside of business hours because our prices are the same 24/7.

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Signs of a Gas Leak

Sometimes a gas leak doesn't announce itself to your nostrils but happens somewhere the smell isn't obvious. So how can you tell?

The clearest sign is a sudden jump in your gas bill when you know you haven't been using more gas than usual. Without the tell-tale smell inside, it's worth having a look outside.

Patches of dead grass can indicate a spot where a gas pipe is leaking underground. Bubbles on the surface of a puddle are another sign of the same thing.

A hissing sound in the wall can be another indication that things are not right. If you notice any or all of these things, it's worth getting a licensed gas fitter from Jim's to have a look.

Sometimes the gas leak is a gas supply problem that can be fixed by the gas company. Check to see if the leak is coming from or before the gas meter. If it is, the gas people have to fix it.

Jim's Heating & Cooling Gas Leak Detection

Our professsional gas fitters have the tools and experience to quickly determine if there is a gas leak on your property.

The principal tool the technician uses is the manometer, which detects drops in pressure in your gas pipe network.

If the manometer discovers a drop in pressure indicating a gas leak, the precise location then has to be established. Every gas appliance and length of gas pipe will be isolated and tested with the manometer to track down exactly where the gas is escaping and dropping the pressure.

Gas Leak Repairs

Depending on the nature of the gas leak, the pipe will have to be repaired or possibly replaced altogether. In the case of small cracks or faulty connections, the repairs are relatively easy.

But more serious damage calls for a replacement. Jim's Heating & Cooling provides a no-obligation quote before any work starts.

All of our qualified gas fitters know how to work with the various pipe materials in use, including copper, PEX and the old galvanised pipes. They can replace your damaged pipe quickly and efficiently.

For a gas leak coming from faulty gas appliances, such as a gas hot water system, the same things apply because our technicians have most spare parts in their vans.

We can source less common parts without any problems, so we're generally able to repair pretty much any leaking gas appliance. If the problem with your gas appliance is too severe, we may recommend replacing it. A new unit is often the best long term solution.

Interest Free

Gas leaks fall into the category of unexpected expenses. But don't worry if you haven't put something aside because Jim's Heating & Cooling can arrange an interest free payment plan** that means you can have such essential work done straight away and pay for it later.

So contact Jim's for all your gas leak repairs.

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Called Jim’s Heating & Cooling, Laurence rocked up within the hour as promised on the tv adds. Laurence informed me about the situation I was having with my evaporative air conditioner. Laurence informed me, what needs to happen. He also gave me a long time solution instead of a short term solution. Highly recommend Laurence to anyone that needs an aircon specialist. Job no. 853239
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The whole experience in doing business with Jim's Heating & Cooling was a breath of fresh air in a climate where trades people these days regularly let you down. Les was very personable and knowledgeable when booking the service and Tom arrived on time and did a great job of the installation. I'd highly recommend these guys to look after your heating and cooling requirements.
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Very professional staff with some excellent suggestions on which system to install for my home. Helped with choosing a good heater too. Love the friendliness of the workers. Good people.
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