Like water leaks, gas leaks often strike without warning. However, unlike water leaks, gas leaks aren’t always visible to the naked eye. If you suspect that you have a gas leak in the house, you must act quickly to protect your family and your property. Having a locally owned, trusted gas line repair company like Pristine Plumbing, Inc. can put your mind at ease when you find yourself in this precarious situation.
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Signs Of A Gas Leak
Over 58 percent of homes in the United States rely on natural gas to power appliances like stoves, furnaces, water heaters, and more. And most homeowners use natural gas safely for years without incident; there are those tragedies we’ve all heard about. Since natural gas is so highly combustible, you don’t need a large amount of it to cause a problem, which is why it’s crucial that you call for immediate help if you suspect that you have a leak.
Here are the most common signs that you have a gas leak.
Unpleasant Rotten Egg Odor
Since natural gas has no natural odor, gas suppliers add a chemical called mercaptan, which gives the gas its familiar sulfur or rotten egg smell to warn people of danger. If you smell this odor in your house, you likely have a gas leak.
If you notice a hissing sound coming from the area around a gas-powered appliance, it’s probably a gas leak that’s to blame. If the leak is coming from the appliance, don’t try and fix the connection yourself; get out of the house as quickly as possible and call a gas line company for help.
Dying House Plants
While a lack of a green thumb may cause dying house plants, they can also die from being exposed to gas in the air. Often, dying household vegetation is a sign that you have a slow gas leak that is otherwise difficult to detect.
It can’t be stressed enough, but if you notice any signs of a gas leak in your home, get to safety as quickly as possible and call a professional plumbing company and your utility company for repairs.
Why You Need A Gas Fitter To Install Gas-Powered Appliances
We understand the desire for many Orange County homeowners to tackle home repairs themselves; it gives them a sense of accomplishment and saves a ton of money in the process. However, one area you must trust to a pro is gas appliance and gas line installation, and here’s why.
Natural gas is hazardous to deal with, and if you don’t know what you’re doing, even the slightest mistake can have serious ramifications.
Natural gas plumbers and gas fitters have the education, training, and experience to correctly and safely install gas lines and gas-powered appliances. Plus, most professional gas line plumbers like Pristine Plumbing, Inc. are licensed, bonded, and insured for your protection.
If you’re still on the fence about hiring a gas fitter, consider these points.
- Professional plumbers and gas fitters know the standard procedures and have the necessary training to ensure no problems after the installation.
- Professional gas fitters can examine your entire gas line system for potential weak spots and problems that could arise in the future. Finding minor issues now means you don’t have to deal with expensive repairs or dangerous situations down the road.
- Most reputable gas fitters perform additional services besides installing a gas line or gas appliance. They conduct the necessary safety checks to ensure everything is operating correctly, and they inspect the system to make sure there are no other issues that could produce harmful effects.
- Lastly, when you hire a pro to install your gas lines or your appliances, they’ll likely be available when you need them in case of an emergency.
Installing gas lines and gas-powered appliances is a job you should only trust to a professional plumbing company.
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