Gas line problems are serious issues that can come with dangerous consequences when they are not corrected quickly. This is because the gas that we use to power our homes is highly flammable and combustible, as well as toxic to inhale. If you have natural gas in your home it will be important to monitor your space with carbon monoxide detectors. If these detectors alert you that you have a leak, get out of your home, and reach out to your gas provider immediately to have your service stopped. Once the gas has been cut off to your home, you will want to work with a licensed and insured plumbing professional to correct your issue.
One of our gas line repair experts will come to your home and locate the source of the leak. From here we will be able to fully correct the issue so that you can safely operate gas-powered appliances in your home again. If you have any indication that there is a problem with your gas line, do not wait to reach out to the plumbers at AAA Select Plumbing.
How to tell if there is a gas leak
Many homes use natural gas for heat, hot water, and home appliances. Natural gas has no smell, which means a small leak would be impossible to detect. A hissing sound is not always present either. That’s why your utility company adds mercaptan, a harmless chemical, to the gas. Mercaptan smells like sulphur, or rotten eggs, to help you identify gas leaks. But you may not smell anything if the leak is very small.
Evacuate the area immediately if you experience the following:
- smell sulphur or something like rotten eggs
- hear a hissing or whistling sound near a gas line
- see a damaged connection to a gas line
- see a white cloud, blowing dust, or bubbles in standing water
- see plants that are dying or dead for no apparent reason
If you suspect a gas leak avoid touching electrical appliances or turning on anything that may cause a spark or fire. Instead, leave the building, leave the door open, and head to a safe location. There you can call 911, your local fire department, or gas company to report the leak.
Affordable Gas Line Maintenance in Kingwood, Texas
AAA Select Plumbing is here to help home and business owners get the most out of their plumbing. From simple plumbing repairs to full-blown plumbing remodels, our team of dedicated plumbing professionals is here to help you find the best plumbing solutions for your unique space.
We proudly serve the Greater Houston area, including but not limited to Aldine, Atascocita, Channelview, Cloverleaf, Fall Creek, Generation Park, Greenspoint, Humble, Kingwood, and Lakeshore. When you are looking for the most reliable and affordable commercial and residential plumbing services in Houston, contact AAA Select Plumbing today!