What to do if you suspect a gas leak

he second you suspect a gas leak; you need to act! Apart from a few essential responses you need to take immediately, the rest should be left to the best plumbers in West Lakes. Gas line leaks should always be treated as serious, and who would you rather call? Your Plumber? West Lakes Fire Department? It’s an easy choice…

>> Should you get a whiff of a gas leak the first thing you should do is turn off any gas hobs and other naked flames, then switch off the supply at the meter. However, do not turn any electrical switches off or on.

>> If the smell is not too strong, open windows and doors to allow the gas to escape. If it is strong, you may not have the time. If the smell is sudden and overpowering, you need to get out fast.

>> You, your employees and any customers must leave the premises as quickly as possible: ideally in a calm, ordered fashion. Don’t panic people. Most importantly: insist that no-one uses their cell phone until they are out of the building. Even if the smell is ‘barely there’, simply avoid any form of spark or ignition. It’s better to be safe than sorry!

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