It has been quite the hive of activity for Gas Plumbing Companies around the suburb of Unley in Adelaide this week. The gas pipe line infrastructure under ground in the City Council of Unley is currently under going a huge up grade by a company called Central Utilities. The gas lines in and around Unley, Hyde Park, Goodwood, Unley Park, Kings Park and Millswood are all very old and were originally installed under ground in a metal pipe and over the many many years this pipe work has been exposed to various environmental conditions (ground movement, water and corrosion) and caused the integrity of the gas pipe work to break down and start to leak gas.
Not only are the gas pipe lines being renewed but the pressure is being increased in the main gas infrastructure, meaning that those people who are now having new gas pipes installed no longer need the same sized large pipes and they can now be slightly smaller because the pressure is greater as gas operates on volume more than pressure in Adelaide. This can be an added bonus to my customers who are having new gas lines installed around Unley because if they don't need large pipes then the cost of materials will be lower, which is great for my customers using our gas plumbing services.
To comply with the Australian Gas Code when a gas line is turned off it must be then re tested for soundness before the gas is then re instated to a property and this is what is causing troubles in the City of Unley this week as many of the properties are being found to have gas leaks and the gas is not being turned back on.
When I first arrived to my customers house in Goodwood this week just of King William Road there was three other Gas Plumbing companies in the street performing the same task as myself. Because we are licensed Plumbers and Gasfitter's at Mayfair we can help our customers with there gas leaks by trying to locate the source of the leak and then getting the gas turned back on to there homes, giving them plenty of Hot Water again.
Unfortunately when the gas gets turned off to one of my customers house it usually means that they no longer have Hot Water and the ability to cook food on there Gas Cook Tops. At this time of year not having a Gas Room Heater is not too much of an inconvenience, but in winter it can be a real pain in the GAS.
In most cases around Goodwood, Unley, Millswood, Kings Park, Unley Park and Hyde Park the gas leak cannot be located due to the fact that the gas pipe is under ground and it could be leaking in a number of places and the customer has no option but to have the gas pipe work upgraded and that has been happening a lot this week around the City of Unley.
If you have had your gas shut off and come home to find a notice in your letter box stating you need to contact a Licensed Gasfitter call Mayfair Plumbing and Gasfitting today on 0429361819.
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Aaron Stewart owns and works in the business of Mayfair Plumbing & Gas Fitting from there offices now based in Adelaide, South Australia. Aaron and his team of licensed plumbers and design consultants are passionate about there work. In this blog they will bring you plumbing and gas tips gathered from around the globe over 20 plus years of experiences in the many different fields of plumbing. If you are looking for a plumbing firm who can do everything from design, construct, project management and scheduled on site maintenance contact the Mayfair Plumbing Group.