Gas Leaks are an Emergency
If you suspect a gas leak or have problems with your gas line, you need an expert in gas line repair and installation. Our highly trained plumbers will inspect your gas line to determine the best course of action.
What to do if you suspect a gas leak:
Since natural gas is colorless and odorless, a chemical called mercaptan is added to your gas supply to produce a rotten egg smell that alerts you to a gas leak. If you smell that foul odor or hear hissing sounds near your gas appliances or gas line, do not use any electronic items in the house and leave the property immediately. Do not use a landline or cell phone while on the property. Once in a safe location, call your local gas company to report the leak.
How are gas lines damaged?
One of the most common causes of damage to gas pipes occurs during building renovation or construction. Since gas lines are embedded in the walls of buildings, construction equipment can break these lines.
Another cause is the wearing down and corrosion of the lines. Rust deposits on the surface of the pipe often lead to corrosion.
Weakened joint seals around the pipe also cause gas to leak.
Why do I need to hire a plumber to fix a gas leak?
Most people don’t think of gas pipes when they think of plumbing. However, there is a lot in common between piping for plumbing systems and natural gas. In fact, in most jurisdictions, it’s illegal for anyone to work on a pipe or appliance connected to a gas main unless they have a license to do so. Not only are professional plumbers the only people with the skill to do the job, but they are also the only people who are allowed to do the job. There’s a good reason for this because leaking gas lines are serious health hazards. Make sure you stay safe and trust our licensed professional plumbers to handle all your gas piping services.
Capps Gas Leak Services
- Gas Leak Detection
- Pressure Testing