Gas leaks and broken gas lines can be extremely dangerous due to the explosive nature of gas. Although natural gas is odorless, gas companies add a chemical that has a rotten egg smell so that you can easily notice a leak. Our expert plumbers provide quick gas leak repair service and can get any issue fixed for you immediately.
If you smell gas in your home, and you think there may be a leak, the first thing you should do is leave the premises immediately. It’s a good idea to open doors and windows. Avoid unplugging any appliances, turning on or off any light switches, or using your phone. It’s possible for a spark to set off a fire. Do not smoke or use any matches or flashlights. After you have left the property, call your local gas company from a neighbor’s phone or your cell phone.
Our expert plumbers do priority gas leak repairs.
There are a variety of causes of gas leaks. One cause of residential or commercial property gas leaks is defective or improperly installed appliances. When an appliance becomes old, corrosion can occur or seals can deteriorate and cause gas leaks. Stoves, washers, dryers, and gas ovens could have malfunctioning igniters that won’t light up.
Another cause of gas leaks is improper ventilation. Gas heating, appliances, and fireplaces may have poor ventilation or defective exhaust fans or vents. This can allow gas to leak and build up inside your home.
Defective or broken pipes may also cause gas leaks. Old pipes or piping damaged by construction or digging are a common source of leaks.
Our licensed plumbing contractors can locate your gas leak quickly and make any needed repairs. We’ll repair any leaks, and can also do full repiping to replace any damaged lines. If you suspect you may have a leak, it’s very important to get an inspection done immediately.