Gas Leak Detection & Gas Pipe Repair in Essex

Residential & Commercial Gas Leak Services


Expert Hidden Gas Leak Detection & Repair Services in Essex

Gas leaks are inevitable and can happen due to various reasons that aren’t always within your power – sometimes, the damage is just a result of external factors. But while it’s true that you can’t control those forces, you can certainly control the quality of your gas leak repair in Essex and the surrounding areas!

At PHS Engineers, we’re capable of detecting the source of your gas leaks and repairing them through comprehensive solutions you can rely on for years. Backed by state-of-the-art equipment and trained and certified Gas-safe Registered heating engineers, efficiency, safety, and reliability are the cornerstones of our emergency gas services.

It’s entirely normal to be unsure whether your property or home has a gas leak or not. However, the fact that you think that you may have one is enough for you to phone us immediately.

At PHS Engineers, we’ve basically seen it all when it comes to gas leaks, and based on the thousands of surveys we’ve conducted over the years, we’ll share with you the common symptoms and signs indicating a gas leak.

Physical Symptoms

You’ll only start to face gas leak symptoms as the amount of oxygen in the air surrounding you starts to reduce. These symptoms could include:

  • Dizziness or drowsiness
  • Headaches
  • Eye irritation
  • Throat irritation
  • Nausea
  • Nosebleeds
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Breathing difficulties

Moreover, if you’re a pet owner, your pet will most likely also experience the same symptoms, along with red or watering eyes, loss of appetite, disorientation, changes in behaviour, and even unconsciousness.

Signs in Your Property

Physical signs may not necessarily accompany small gas leaks, but you may notice signs in your Essex property to hint that there’s a gas leak, including:

  • Damaged gas pipes (if they’re visible)
  • Dead indoor houseplants
  • Water bubbles
  • Dust clouds near a gas line
  • Condensation on windows
  • Blown-out pilot lights
  • Burner flames not being blue
  • Hissing or whistling sounds near a gas line
  • A prevalent sulfur smell (similar to that of rotten eggs)

As these signs occur, gas will simultaneously be leaking and escaping from the available gas lines. You may also notice that your gas bills are higher than usual as a result.

Signs of a Gas Leak

What to Do if You Suspect a Gas Leak in Your Essex Property

If you encounter any of the symptoms above or notice any of the signs, that’s when you should reach out for our specialised services in gas leak detection and repair in Essex.

Once gas leaks are spotted, they need to be identified and repaired immediately.

When you call us at PHS Engineers, we’ll ensure that an emergency gas engineer is sent out to cap your gas supply and ensure that you and your property are safe before proceeding with our detection and repair process.

On your end, here are a couple of simple steps you should follow:

  • Turn off your gas supply
  • Keep all windows and doors open
  • Don’t come near any switches, and don’t attempt to turn any lights or household appliances on or off
  • Don’t use any electrical items, appliances, or even a mobile phone indoors
  • Don’t use any sources of open flame, including smoke, lighters, candles, and matches
  • Leave your house or property at once

Important: You must not make your call to us from within the house or property since you’ll may trigger a gas ignition. Evacuate the property first and make the call outdoors.

Why Trust PHS Engineers With Your Gas Leaks

Non-Intrusive Gas Pipeline Leak Detection in Essex

At PHS Engineers, we like doing things the smart way. Our gas leak detection process is non-intrusive in that we cause as minimal damage as possible to your property in the process.

While to you, it may seem like detecting the source of the gas leak is the most daunting part of the issue; for us, it’s not a worry. With modern, state-of-the-art technology, we’re able to pinpoint the exact location of the leak, even if the gas pipes are hidden.

Some of the equipment we use includes hydrophone sensors in the form of leak noise correlators (LNC), infrared thermography (thermal imaging camera), and gas imaging cameras. Our gas safe engineers have all received training on these tools’ operations, making the gas leak detection process swift and rapid.

Efficient Gas Leak Repairs in Essex

Not only can we trace gas leaks using the latest electronic gas leak detection services, but we also repair gas leaks and gas pipes comprehensively, from the meter to the appliance. Our highly qualified engineers are ready to tackle any type of gas leaks and our results will last for years on end.

And the best part? We do all of it economically –  so you’re getting up-to-date, safe, non-disruptive, and efficient emergency gas services with us!

Gas Leak Detection & Repair FAQs

At PHS Engineers, we prioritise safety and efficiency when it comes to gas leak detection and repairs. Here’s how we handle the most common concerns our customers may have:

Recognising the signs of a gas leak is crucial. If you detect a persistent sulphuric or rotten egg odour, hear hissing or whistling sounds near your gas appliances, observe an unexplained increase in your gas bill, or notice vegetation dying around your property without an obvious cause, it’s time to take action. These are all indicators that you might have a gas leak.

If you suspect a gas leak, your safety is paramount. Immediately cease using all electrical devices to avoid igniting the gas—do not even flip a switch. Open windows and doors to disperse the gas, shut off your main gas valve if it’s safe to do so, evacuate everyone from the premises, and call our emergency service from a safe distance outdoors. Safety first is our motto, and immediate action can prevent critical situations.

At PHS Engineers, we use the latest technology and methods for detecting and repairing gas leaks. This includes electronic detectors, ultrasonic tools, and infrared technology to precisely locate leaks, even those hidden within walls or underground. Once identified, our skilled heating engineers will assess the damage and either repair the specific area or replace sections of piping as needed. We ensure that all repairs meet current safety standards to provide peace of mind.

Ageing gas lines or those showing signs of wear and corrosion should be evaluated for replacement to prevent potential leaks. At PHS Engineers, we recommend periodic reviews of your gas infrastructure, especially if your property has older gas lines. Our specialists can provide consultations and suggest upgrades to newer, safer materials that enhance the reliability of your gas system.

Preventative maintenance is key to avoiding gas leaks. We advise scheduling annual inspections with our certified engineers, who can detect any potential issues before they become serious problems. If you are planning any home improvement projects, it’s also crucial to ensure that these do not inadvertently damage your gas lines. Regular checks and maintenance not only keep your family safe but can also save you from costly emergency repairs in the future.

At PHS Engineers, we are dedicated to delivering dependable and secure gas leak detection and repair services. Your safety is our top priority, and our team is committed to providing the highest standard of service to ensure your home or business remains safe and gas leak-free.

The Essex Gas Pipe Leak Detection Company You Can Trust

If you suspect that you have a hidden gas leak, please do not delay contacting a professional. You’ll then be able to speak with an expert over the phone, who can guide you through what you should do next.

We offer our emergency gas leak detection and repair services all across Essex including but not limited to:

Brentwood, Chelmsford, Dunmow, Braintree, Ingatestone, Maldon, Billericay, Wickford, Pitsea, Westcliff-On-Sea, Thorpe Bay, Shoeburyness, Rochford, Stanford-Le-Hope, Leigh-On-Sea, Laindon, Langdon Hills, Corringham, Basildon, Southend, Rayleigh, Grays, Upminster, Benfleet, Romford, Hornchurch, West Horndon, Colchester, Barking, Ilford, Loughton, Redbridge, Dagenham, Woodham Ferrers, Harold Wood, Woodford Green, Burnham, Witham, Harlow, Mersea.

You can phone us by calling 01206 580 481, or you can send us an email via our contact page. We look forward to hearing from you!

Detecting & Fixing Hidden Gas Leaks

PHS ENGINEERS: The Gas Pipe Contractor You Can Trust