Natural gas is a very efficient and cost effective way to cook, produce hot water, and heat your home. The use of gas can enhance your lifestyle and lower your energy bills, especially if you are currently depending on expensive electricity to run your most energy dependent appliances.
For all of the gas plumbing services we provide we send only a highly trained, licensed gas fitter. This ensures that you and your family are protected to the highest level of safety. The gas plumbing services we offer:
Gas leak detection and repair
Safety inspection and compliance testing
Gas hot water system repair and new installs (including Rheem Stellar – high efficiency)
Gas cooktops, stoves, ovens, Barbeque / BBQ area, and other appliances
Gas space heaters, stand alone units, central heating
Design and installation of new gas systems
Repairing or replacing your existing gas service
Replacing old gas pipes; old galvanized steel gas pipes with new copper pipes
Replacing old gas meters
Installing gas bayonets for economical winter heating
Haven’t had your gas plumbing serviced in a while? Give us a call for an inspection. We’ll send a gas plumber to your home to examine your system thoroughly and spot any potential problems. After our inspection, we will provide you with a list of any improvements we think are necessary. If you could benefit from upgrading or replacing your gas pipes or gas meter, we’ll provide you with a detailed quote to explain the costs involved. We can even help you decide if a gas bayonet could improve the efficiency of your system during the winter months.
24 Hour Emergency Plumber Melbourne is the first choice for reliable gas fitting and installations. All of our team are qualified welders that are certified for commercial grade gas fitting and joining. Our specialist technicians and are able to do your gas repair or gas appliance installation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are able to provide emergency gas welding repairs and installations at anytime.
Whether your gas appliance is run by LPG or Natural gas we are able to install and commission any gas installations.
If you’re building a new home or would like to change to a gas system, Melbourne Emergency Plumbing can help! We have more than 23 years of experience installing gas systems in new and existing buildings, and we can easily determine the most affordable and efficient way to handle your job.
We are professionals in the installation of new gas units. Our Melbourne plumbers fit gas units in existing or new homes and businesses. Using the required skills, we can fit your unit in a manner that is both safe and secure. No matter the problem, you can call us to fit new lines or replace existing ones. Disruption is something we will do our best to limit and mange. Contact us a call to get get your Gas plumbing installation quote.
Hot water is the lifeblood of any household or business premises. If you are experiencing a problem with your hot water heater then get in touch with us as soon as possible for a quote. Our gas plumbers have extensive experience in repair and maintenance work and new installations
We can carry out repairs and maintenance on existing gas appliances – and our vans carry a wide range of spare parts to suit the majority of gas appliances. We issue a certificate of compliance for any gas work undertaken.
Gas Leak Detection
We use sophisticated new leak detection technology such as combustible gas leak detectors and digital manometers, that can detect even the most minute gas concentrations. If you smell gas, or you suspect that you have a leak somewhere, then call us immediately. Knowing that there is no time to spare, we will rush out to you urgently. The dangers are well known, and it is why we only employ the very best plumbers in the business. Speed is of the essence and all of our plumbing team are able to move fast because we have all the equipment ready to go.
Be aware that gas leaks can commonly occur near: gas meter, cylinders or bottles, stove, heater, oven, hot water heater, bbq, bayonet points connections and fittings. It’s easy and safe to check for a gas leak yourself. Turn off all your gas appliances at the control point or pilot light (hot water heater). Write down the gas meter reading before you go to bed and check to see if it has changed by morning. If the number on your meter has risen overnight, assuming the gauge is accurate, then there is a gas leak.
Gas leaks can be dangerous and it is essential that a qualified gas fitter tests and repairs any gas leak on either natural gas or LPG gas pipelines or appliances. We have the correct gas equipment to test and confirm if there is a leak in your home or office. If the leak is below ground or in a concealed space then our gas fitting can quote you to fix the leak and replace the gas pipework where required – and we can fix your gas leak 24 hours, 7 days a week. If your existing gas pipes (natural gas or LPG) require repair, replacement, upgrading or extending then we have the right solution for you too. In an emergency situation we are often able to replace gas pipework the same day – and we’re available 24 hours, 7 days a week!
Gas Leak Repair
Once the source of the leak has been found, the method of repair is determined and action is taken to repair the problem. Identifying and stopping a gas leak is the first important step in making your property safe again while in the long term, attending to gas leaks promptly means no more wasted money paying for leaking gas.
24 Hour Emergency Plumber Melbourne is available 24 hours, seven days a week, to detect, stop and repair gas leaks.
- Natural gas is a colourless, odourless mixture of gases made up mostly of methane (CH4).
- Other gases that can form part of natural gas include small amounts of ethane (C2H6), propane (C3H8) and butane (C4H10).
- Methane burns relatively cleanly to produce heat energy and the by-products of water and carbon dioxide. Inefficiencies in burning can produce small amounts of pollutants such as nitrogen oxides.
- Natural gas is lighter than air. So if it leaks from a pipe or appliance, it won’t sink and form dangerous pools of explosive gas but will disperse in the air.
- In certain concentrations, natural gas can be explosive, so it should always be treated with care.
- For safety reasons, an odour is added to the gas so that a person with a normal sense of smell can easily detect leakages. The odour additive is Methyl Mercaptan (Methanethiol: CH3SH) which is a byproduct of decomposition that smells like rotten egg due to the presence of sulphur. Humans can detect the strong smell of methyl mercaptan in the air at extremely low concentrations, starting at around 1.6 parts per billion. This makes it an ideal additive to odourless gases for safety detection.
Natural gas dispensed from a simple stovetop can generate temperatures in excess of 1100 °C making it a powerful domestic cooking and heating fuel. In urban and suburban Melbourne it is generally supplied through pipes to homes, where it is used for many purposes including stove range tops and ovens, clothes dryers, stand alone heaters, central heating and water heaters/boilers. Heaters in homes and other buildings may include boilers, furnaces, and water heaters.
Liquified petroleum gas (LPG) and to a lesser extent compressed natural gas (CNG) are more commonly used in rural homes without connections to piped-in public utility services, camping, barbeques and portable grills, because they can be stored conveniently in a steel pressure vessel. Gas bottles and cylinders can be safely transported by road vehicle and are commonly sold at petrol stations, camping stores and gas retailers. They are usually stored as a compact liquid under moderate pressure and burned as a dry gaseous vapour. (It expands to approximately 270 times its liquid volume when reverting to vapour).