What is a gas leak?
A gas leak occurs when natural gas leaks from a gas pipe. Gas leaks can be deadly and cause explosions.
What are the signs of a gas leak?
If you experience any signs of a gas leak, take immediate action and evacuate. The most common signs of a gas leak include:
- A rotten egg smell.
- Hissing sounds.
- An unusually high gas bill.
- Unexplained health issues.
What do I do if there is a gas leak?
When you suspect a gas leak, the most critical thing is to evacuate the area and contact 911 and our emergency team. You should immediately stop using all electrical devices, leave your doors open, and contact 911.
How do gas leaks happen?
Any gas line can crack, leak, or break. Many gas leaks are caused by shifting soil, tree roots damaging the line, or wear and tear on the line. Some gas leaks are caused by poorly maintained pipe lines or badly fitted pipe fittings. It’s critical to ensure your gas appliances are installed professionally.
Where are gas leaks most common?
Gas leaks can occur in various places throughout your home. The most common areas are where gas pipes join at their fittings.
How do I test for a gas leak in my house?
We offer in-home gas testing services. Our team will quickly and efficiently test your gas line for any leaks. If we discover a gas leak, we will professionally repair it.
Which pipe is best for gas lines?
Steel pipe, or black iron pipe, is the most common type of gas piping. Plastic pipes are the most common type of gas line for underground pipe lines. Stainless steel tubing, or flex piping, is commonly used in residential gas installations. Copper is often used with propane for exterior piping.
What do I need to consider before gas line installation?
If you have a gas line installed outside to connect to your outdoor grill, it’s essential to have a professional check all connecting pipes. If you live in an older home, exterior lines sometimes begin to rust and leak. You should also speak with our professionals about the appliances in your home that may be perfect for natural gas.
Can gas lines get clogged?
Yes. It is a rare occurrence for gas lines to get clogged. Sometimes an underground pipe begins leaking, leading to water leaking into the pipe. The water fills the pipe, stopping the flow of gas.
What appliances can natural gas line power?
A natural gas line can power many devices in your home. The most common gas appliances include stoves, clothes dryers, outdoor grills, and furnaces.