Can A Plumber Find A Gas Leak?

In the state of Texas, plumbers are licensed to detect gas leaks and perform gas line repairs. It is critical that at the first potential sign of a gas leak you contact your gas company to have them turn off the gas so you can contact a licensed and insured professional plumber for leak detection and repair services.

Natural gas leaks in contained spaces such as a home or business can lead to unsafe circumstances. Not only can the gas cause a lack of oxygen which can lead to carbon dioxide poisoning, the has itself is highly flammable and can lead to destruction with the smallest trigger to ignite.

Gas piping is delicate and should only be handled by experienced professionals. It is also important to note that leaks can occur without obvious warning signs making it extremely important that you have a carbon monoxide detector in your home, especially if you have gas appliances such as a furnace or water heater.

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.

How to tell if your symptoms are due to a gas leak

Gas leaks change the amount of oxygen available. As you breathe in less oxygen, you may start to develop symptoms. If you or others in your family experience sudden and unexplained symptoms, there could be a gas leak in your home.

Here are the symptoms you should look for:

  • headache
  • dizziness
  • nausea
  • eye and throat irritation
  • fatigue
  • breathing problems
  • pale skin or blisters, which only occur if skin comes in contact with compressed or liquid gas

You may see the same symptoms in your pets if there is a gas leak. Extreme or high levels of exposure may also cause unconsciousness or death.

Professional Gas Line Maintenance in Humble, TX

AAA Select Plumbing Services is Humble most reliable plumbing company when it comes to natural gas installations and repairs for your home or business. If you are in need of a gas line installation or repair, you will need to work with a plumber that carries a master plumbers license, such as AAA Select Plumbing Services.

Dealing with natural gas can be dangerous, if you suspect a gas leak in your home, leave all gas appliances turned off and contact emergency services immediately. Once your space has been cleared of gas, we can assess the source of your gas leak and repair it quickly.

Call us today to ensure the gas leak in your space is taken care of for good.

Why Should I Hire AAA Select Plumbing?

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