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Handling Gas Line Leaks

Handling Gas Line Leaks

Gas line issues can turn into some serious problems. It is extremely important to have your gas lines maintained and inspected regularly. Anything involving a gas line should be left to the professionals. Appliances that use gas need to be inspected regularly so problems don't arise. Believe it or not, gas companies don't do repair work. They will shut the gas off and advise you to call a plumber. Plumbers are skilled and have the equipment to detect leaks and repair them. So use them! Gas is nothing to fool around with and trying to figure it out yourself can be extremely dangerous.

Some Common Gas Line Problems

Some common gas line problems that arise are problems with joints. Inefficient or damaged joints can cause a leak. Joints can become weak. Over time corrosion sets in on the joint, removing the protected layer on the pipe. Weak joints happen due to lack of maintenance. Another problem that shows up are cracked seals. Once a seal is cracked it can allow gas to start leaking. If not taken care of immediately, then a steady flow of gas can occur which could be very dangerous. New additions to the home can also cause problems. Gas lines can be cut or punctured.

How Do I Know If I Have A Gas Line Leak?

One of the most common ways to know if you have a gas leak is the smell. Normally if you enter the home and there is a “rotten egg” smell, that is a pretty good sign there could be a leak. You also might notice an appliance not working just right. And sometimes you can't always notice the smell. Some people just don't have a good sense of smell, or it can be masked by cooking or other things in the house. Physical signs can also let you know about a leak. Headaches, blurred vision, etc. A hissing, whistling or roaring sound by an appliance might mean a problem.

Why Is It Important To Handle This Issue Immediately?

Gas line leaks can be very dangerous. Even the smallest leaks can lead to an explosion or carbon dioxide poisoning. It can lead to physical problems causing organ damage or even cause death. Don't use your cell phone or use anything that can cause a spark. Open a window, get away from the house and call the gas company immediately and then get in touch with a plumber.

Does your Temecula home need urgent Gas Line Leak repair? Dial (951) 338-9844 now to contact 24-7 Plumbing and Drain's top notch services.


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