“Plumber in Stirling urgently needed” – a gas leak no-one wanted to repair

December 7, 2015

This client was an elderly woman in Hamersley who sadly had no gas for weeks due to a gas leak that no-one wanted to repair. Her gas had been turned off because of this dangerous leak. You can imagine the inconvenience this situation had caused her – she was left without hot water, heating and her cooking appliances… for weeks!  

Calvin is a gas leak specialist

  Looking for help to find a reliable plumber in Stirling, she was finally referred to me at Calvin’s Plumbing & Gas. I have done a lot of work as a plumber in Stirling, as well as working in both the cities of Joondalup and Wanneroo. I hold an Unrestricted Gasfitters Licence – so as well as installing gas appliances, I’m authorised to service and repair them. Not all plumbers have this qualification.   I’m very experienced in locating and repairing gas leaks, as well as re-running gas pipes, and have advanced training on the calculations needed to work out required pipe sizes, etc.  

How we approached resolving the gas leak issue

  To resolve this particular customer’s problem – •  I started by capping off the leaking cooktop inside. •  I then dug up the old style steel gas pipe outside which was leaking gas into the ground. •  I was able to cut out the damaged, rusted section of pipe and replaced it from the meter with copper pipe. This resolved the issue without having to re-run the whole gas line, so an effective repair achieved at a reasonable price for the customer.   At the end of the job, I was able to turn the gas back on for both cooking and hot water for a very grateful customer. She had struggled to find an appropriately qualified plumber in Stirling to help resolve her problem.   For more information on what to do if you think you have a gas leak visit EnergySafety.   If you’re looking for a plumber in Stirling, Joondalup or Wanneroo for gas hot water unit or gas appliances installation and servicing, or to repair gas leaks, call Calvin at Calvin’s Plumbing & Gas on 0411 358 890.