Today I got a call out to a house where there was a smell of gas in the sitting room where there was a gas fire installed. After carrying out an air pressure test on the system, it was evident that there was a leak on the pipe work. Using a gas detecting analyzer, I picked up a smell of gas coming from behind the skirting board to the right of the gas fire. After removing the skirting I discovered that whoever had installed it, had put two nails straight through the gas pipe causing it to leak. Luckily the leak was detected and no harm was done.
Remember before you carry out any DIY work in your home, make sure you’re confident there are no pipes or cables in the wall where you plan on putting any nails or screws. If you have any concerns you can call us on 086 810 0071 or visit our contact us page.
What to do if you smell gas at home
- Ensure gas appliances are turned off and have not been left on and unlit
- Don’t smoke or use naked flame
- Don’t unplug or switch anything electrical on or off
- Open windows and doors
- If the smell persists turn off the gas at the meter and call 1850 20 50 50