Keeping Your Home Safe Around Gas Piping
If gas is your primary source of heating energy, chances are you have some good length of piping running up and down your property. With gas being so volatile, you must always ensure that your piping is up to the latest Australian regulations to minimize the risks of leakages and uncontrollable fires.
How old is your piping?
One of the biggest things to consider when assessing your piping systems in Australia is age. Acu-Tech Piping Systems knows that older gas lines are more prone to failure and should be inspected more often. Your inspections should look for signs of corrosion or leaks and address such before it becomes worse.
Ensure that you know your gas pipe locations.
Even though inspecting your gas plumbing twice or thrice per year might be sufficient, homeowners are always advised to know their gas pipe locations and always pay attention to them.
- Be keen when working on areas near your gas plumbing.
- Monitor these locations for leak signs such as audible hisses or faint gas odor.
- If there has been recent construction, a storm or earth tremors, inspect the pipes or these locations to ensure that you do not have any slow leakages.
Always act on your fears.
The first thing you should do when you suspect a gas leak is to evacuate people from the house and call emergency services.
y ignoring the leakage or trying to fix it on your own. Most gas accidents occur because someone smelt leaking gas or saw an actual leakage and overlooked it. The cost of having a professional look into it is always lower than the havoc a gas explosion would cause.