ASP Plumbing & Heating are experts in gas and water leak repairs. Gas leaks can be very dangerous for your health and present a serious fire risk. Water leaks can be very damaging for your property, decor and furnishings. We have some good tips here on what to do.
It’s crucial that you address any issues you have with gas leaks because even in small amounts, exposure to natural gas can cause headaches or nausea. More importantly, when natural gas doesn’t burn off properly, the gas begins to emit carbon monoxide, which can be very dangerous. Don’t ignore gas leaks, even if they appear to be minor.
If you can smell gas in your home, or are worried a carbon monoxide leak from a gas appliance, call the free 24-hour National Grid Emergency Helpline at 0800 111 999.
You will then be asked a series of questions to determine the nature of the gas leak and will be advised of appropriate safety precautions to take, which may include:
- Shut off the gas supply
- Opening windows and doors
- Avoiding naked flames
- Avoiding electrical switches
- Avoiding the use of your mobile phone
- Avoiding the use of electrical items.
Once you have reported the gas leak, call ASP Plumbing & Heating at 020 3858 0277. We are Gas Safe registered with 8 years of experience. We will track down that gas leak and repair it as quick as possible. We know that gas leaks are potentially very dangerous, so we do our best to get to you as soon as we can.
Water leaks can go unnoticed for weeks, if not months, and can have a devastating effect on décor and even the structure of the building if left untreated. It is not uncommon for leaks under floors to rot structural timber, such as joists and bearers, which is why the issue must be addressed as soon as it is made apparent.
Leaks from baths and showers, caused by poor sealant or defective waste traps, are a common cause of water marks on ceilings. Damaged central heating pipes, hot and cold feeds and waste pipes can also be origins of water leaks.
If you suspect a leak in your home, try to monitor when it is as its worst. If the leak appears worse when you take a shower or bath, then the seals or waste pipes could be at fault. If the pressure on your heating system is constantly dropping, there could be a leak somewhere on the central heating circuit. Information such as this can be useful when it comes to locating a leak.
If you notice a water mark on a wall or ceiling, don’t delay in calling ASP Plumbing & Heating Services. We are experienced in locating household water leaks and can usually diagnose the problem within an hour.
In the event of a burst pipe or major water leak, try to locate your stopcock as quickly as possible. This will shut off the water supply to your property and can usually be found under the kitchen sink or within a water main cover outside of the property. Turning the stopcock clockwise will shut off the supply, however stopcocks often seize up when not used over a period of years. In this instance you will need to contact a professional plumber to shut off the supply before the repair is carried out.
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