It’s not what you want to hear from a friend on a hungover Sunday morning:
“Mate, I can smell gas… where’s your meter? Oh yeah, it’s definitely leaking”
Never having dealt with this sort of situation it was lucky he also had some advice:
“Just call the number on their website”.
And so I called 13 19 09, waited a few minutes to talk to a human, explained the situation and gave them my address.
“Righto, we’ll have someone out there soon”.
Within the hour a man had arrived in a van, he sprayed the meter with soapy water, and sure enough bubbles started to form on one bit.
More amazingly he had the part which needed replacing right in his van and in 20 minutes it was fixed.
It’s a beautiful thing when the system works.