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when gas goes bad

There is an old wife tale that goes “When a LPG bottle is getting low you get a slight smell of gas.”

This is totally incorrect. If you can smell gas in your kitchen, at your bottles or anywhere - chances are you have a gas leak.

Two serious incidents of gas explosions during the week on the Central NSW coast and suburbs of Sydney show how dangerous gas leaks can be. If you suspect a leak, turn off your bottles or gas meter, call a REGISTERED GASFITTER- Not a plumber!

However, if your gas bottle is getting low the gas mixture changes to have more Butane mixed with the Propane. Butane is heavier and sits at the bottom of the bottle. With this mixture a slightly different odour is given off from the combusted gas at your cooktop. It is not dangerous. If the smell continues when you’re not using your cooktop, you will have a leak- again- call a REGISTERED GASFITTER- Not a plumber!

We can service:

  • gas leaks around gas bottles & gas bottle connections
  • gas leaks around gas cooktops
  • gas leaks in internal walls
  • gas leaks underground
  • gas leaks on BBQs
  • gas leaks on pipework for gas hot water systems

Contact us today to arrange an inspection.