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Jun 20 2021

Things Every Homeowner Should Know About Gas Line Repair

If you enjoy your warm rooms and hot water, then you may owe it to your gas line. These pipes bring more than just convenience, though. They deliver odorless and toxic gases through your building. The extremely flammable gas is why gas line repair could not be schedule anytime sooner. In fact, you should prepare for a gas leak before it ever happens. Your friends at Rooter Hero Plumbing are ready to inspect your gas line and patch up vulnerabilities. We have also put together this quick-read article to give you some information on things every homeowner should know about gas line repair. If you have any questions or concerns, or if you would like to schedule a flexible appointment, then call Rooter Hero Plumbing. Our local plumbers are happy to provide same-day emergency service.

Signs of a Leak

These gases that run through your gas line are extremely flammable and toxic. Worse, they are naturally odorless, meaning you might not know you are inhaling toxic fumes until it is too late. Therefore, you should always be mindful of the environment and keep your eyes, ears, and nose peeled.
Fortunately, natural gas lines have sulfur added to them to provide a warning sign. If you get a whiff of rotten eggs, then you might be getting a smell of the sulfur in the gas that is leaking. This is a serious red flag.
You can also listen for sounds. Hissing, banging, or clanging sounds coming from gas lines are problematic. Do not get close to the pipes if you hear such noise. Instead, inspect the visible areas around the gas line. You may notice extra condensation on windows near a leaking gas line. The leaking gas can also wither or kill nearby plants and vegetation.

What NOT to Do

Knowing what NOT to do is just as important as knowing what to do when you suspect a gas leak. So, if you suspect a gas leak, then:

  • Do NOT light a match or lighter.
  • Do NOT try to turn on the stove or oven.
  • Do NOT smoke a cigarette.
  • Do NOT use electrical devices (INCLUDING your phone).

Basically, you want to AVOID igniting the gas which is EXTREMELY flammable. It is best to drop everything and exit the building immediately if you suspect a gas leak.

What to Do

If you suspect a gas leak, then leave as many doors and windows open as you can and exit the building as soon as possible. Call 911 and let your local gas company know about the situation. The building will not be safe to re-enter until emergency services and your local gas company inspect the gas line. Once they have ensured the property is safe and located the damage, it is time to call Rooter Hero

Plumbing to arrange a repair.

Rooter Hero Plumbing offers flexible appointments as well as emergency dispatches. Whether you need a routine inspection or an urgent gas line repair, Rooter Hero Plumbing is ready to help.

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