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#34 How to find a gas leak

#34 How to find a gas leak

Gas leaks can be very dangerous. If you suspect a gas leak in your home, it’s important to act on it as soon as possible. If you’re not confident with how to detect a gas leak, contact us and we’ll be able to assess the situation for you.

If you would like to try to detect a gas leak for yourself, you can follow the instructions we’ve set out below.

(You’ll note in the video above, that a store-bought solution is used. At home, you can use every day washing up liquid and water to make a similar solution that will work just as well).

How to find a gas leak

1. Follow your nose

The first indicator of a gas leak is usually the smell. Manufacturers add a smell to gas to help you more easily detect if there’s a gas leak. Follow your nose to find where you think the leak might be coming from.

2. Apply the solution

Whether you use a store-bought solution or create your own using dish soap, the next step is to apply the solution to the joints where you suspect a gas leak. Use a cloth, sponge, or paintbrush to generously apply the solution to the connections.

3. Watch

The next step is to watch and see if any bubbles form where you have applied the solution. A general guide to go by is – the larger the bubble, the large the leak. You’re looking for large bubbles or a frothy reaction. Wherever you see this, there’s a gas leak.

What now?

Gas leaks are not something you want to wait to fix. Contact a certified professional, like us, to fix the problem quickly and safely. If you’re looking for a local plumber in Brisbane, we’ve got you covered. We’re certified gas plumbers, able to assist you with your gas leak, whether it’s in the home, or a commercial gas leak that’s wreaking havoc with your business.

Remember, if you suspect a gas leak, and you’re not confident with finding the leak yourself, feel free to reach out to us! We are experts at leak detection and can help to fix the problem so that you can rest easy.

If you need any further assistance, feel free to reach out to Yates Plumbing and Gas. We are local Brisbane plumbers, with a passion for excellence. Our friendly qualified team can help you with all of your plumbing and gas needs.

If you require more information or would like to book our service, please email on or call us on 0437 827 502

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