Gas Line Leak Detection, Repair and Installation | North East Dallas
Occasionally at bluefrog Plumbing + Drain North East Dallas there’s a call from a homeowner dealing with a noticeable gas leak on their property. This is a potentially serious problem that requires immediate action.
When you urgently need gas leak services, including line repair or leak detection, know that the team of highly skilled and certified plumbers at bluefrog Plumbing + Drain is available 24/7, 365 days a year to provide the best possible gas leak detection, gas line repair, and line replacement services. At midnight, on the weekends, or even during a holiday, their plumbing experts are on call and ready to help. They know that this is the type of emergency that cannot wait.
The early detection of a gas leak is crucial. As with most plumbing problems, the longer a gas leak issue goes unresolved, the more damaging and deadly it potentially becomes. Even a minor gas leak inside can be especially dangerous to children, the elderly, pregnant women, and anyone with compromised health. And, of course, large gas leaks can be the cause of destructive explosions and devastating damage. Luckily for property owners, a gas leak will almost always present noticeable signs of trouble. The most common warnings are:
The first and most significant sign of a gas leak in the building is the smell of rotten eggs or sulfur – this is the odor of methyl mercaptan. The natural gas feeding into your home’s appliances will likely have mercaptan added to it in order to aid leak detection to the normally colorless and odorless natural gas. If you notice this smell, it may be due to a gas leak around the stove, water heater, or some other household appliance.
Another common sign is a hissing or whistling sound near appliances or a known gas line. It may be the sound of highly compressed gas escaping from a worn connection. The louder the noise, the closer you are to the leak.
When you first turn on a gas stove, the flame will flicker orange or yellow momentarily, and then turn bright blue. The blue coloring indicates that there is enough oxygen present for the gas to combust. If the flame remains yellow or orange it’s because the gas it not burning fully and is leaking into the air.
In the event you do discover a natural gas leak in your home, acting fast can make all the difference in the world. If you do suspect a gas leak, here’s what to do:
- Immediately leave the home, get to a safe area, and call your utility company and bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of North East Dallas at any hour to report the emergency.
- Alongside the gas company and plumber, you’ll also want to notify the police and fire department, as a gas leak could very well lead to an explosion or fire.
- If possible, notify your neighbors of the issue.
- Remain in the area but well enough away to remain safe until emergency services arrive to help.
What about non-emergency work with gas lines? A lot of homeowners opt for the DIY plumbing installation route to save a few bucks. For minor plumbing jobs, such as plumbing fixture installation, this is just fine. However, gas line work is not for amateurs. If you make a mistake, you could lose your home or risk your health. It’s just not worth the money saved.
It’s also actually illegal in many areas for property owners to handle natural gas line installation and repairs themselves. In fact, many utility companies require a master plumber to install and repair. If the utility company has shut off the gas due to a leak, they are likely not going to turn it back on until a professional makes repairs that are inspected and approved.
The technicians at bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of North East Dallas offer the best certified gas line installation, maintenance, and repair in the region. So they can easily help with home improvement projects that involve natural gas.
When you’re renovating or outfitting your home with new appliances, chances are some, such as the stove or water heater, will require a gas connection. You need a professional plumber to do the work safely. And, if you’re switching from an electrical system to a gas system, a plumber can make the switch to comply with local codes.
If you require any kind of gas line repair, leak detection, or installation in the North East Dallas area, call bluefrog Plumbing + Drain at any time for fast, professional and expert service.
We proudly offer top-rated gas line repair, leak detection, and gas line installation in Stone Oak, Helotes, Live Oak, Alamo Heights, and Leon Valley, TX. With just one call, you can schedule expert gas services that ensure a healthy, happy home for your entire family. Call bluefrog Plumbing + Drain at (972) 483-2583 today!
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