A suspected gas leak can be scary for most homeowners. Do you know what to do if you smell an odor that you think might be gas? Do you call the gas utility company? The fire department? A licensed plumber?
Many people assume that plumbers only work on water pipes. What they don’t know is that licensed plumbers work on natural gas pipes, too. Most people also don’t know that the gas utility company does not work on anything past the gas meter.
If there’s an emergency gas issue in your home, evacuate and call the gas company. The gas utility company will come to your house and turn off your meter. After your gas meter is off, contact us at Earl’s Plumbing to schedule an inspection and repair.
Even if you aren’t a professional when it comes to natural gas leaks, it’s important to understand the physical indicators that one of your gas lines is leaking gas into your home.
Be on the lookout for symptoms such as:
If you are experiencing any of the following and believe you may have a gas leak in your home, exit the premises and call Earl’s Plumbing immediately.
Our plumbers are licensed and have years of industry experience. Your safety is our number one priority, so you can rest assured we take our jobs seriously. When it comes to gas line repairs and leak detection, we never cut corners!
With our commitment to customer satisfaction, you know you can count on the Earl’s Plumbing team. Put your trust in a company backed by decades of expertise and proven reliable service. We make repairs quickly and safely to help get your gas appliances running back to normal again. For effective plumbing solutions, trust the professionals at Earl’s Plumbing.
There are two methods our technicians rely on to detect a gas leak. Some of our technicians prefer to use electronic combustible gas leak detectors. If the gas meter is not locked, we can use this piece of equipment to ‘sniff’ for gas leaks.
In a different way, some of our plumbers prefer the old-school method of spraying the various exposed connections with a testing solution that indicates a leak by the formation of bubbles. Both methods are effective if done by a trained and experienced professional.
It’s important to note that gas regulators at the gas meter (and sometimes in the system itself) are actually designed to expel gas to equalize pressure. Therefore, it is not uncommon to have an occasional slight gas odor around the meter area or near a regulator. This odor is perfectly safe and often more pronounced on calm days – especially in between houses that are in close proximity.
Even though many houses utilize natural gas, every home is a little bit different. Based on our experience, the most common areas for a gas leak are:
For fast and reliable gas leak repair, turn to the company many North Texas residents depend on. Reach out to Earl’s Plumbing today!
You deserve to live safely and comfortably in your home. After experiencing a gas leak, make sure you know how to avoid them in the future. Here are some steps you can take to keep your household safe from gas leaks:
Our team can safely inspect your gas lines to detect leaks or inadequate pressure. Let us help you stay safe and comfortable year-round.
That is the million dollar question! And it depends on several factors. Ultimately it depends on how many leaks you have and how hard the leak(s) are to identify, locate, access and repair.
Accessibility is probably the biggest factor. By “access” we mean how do we get to the leak. Is it behind a wall? Is it in a space confined area where tools and equipment cannot access? Is it below ground or on a pipe section that goes below ground (i.e., gas riser)?
A common gas leak repair is to replace the gas riser. This requires a considerable amount of excavation to access the connection point. And the gas riser itself is fairly expensive and there are many sizes and types. The different types and sizes along with the space they take up make it impossible to carry on our trucks.
Other things that could affect the final price is the type of system, the material or parts required, the size of the home and/or how many gas fixtures that are involved. This would typically add to the diagnostic and location part but could also impact the actual repair.
From minor gas leaks to complete line replacements, our team is here for you. Trust us to work safely and efficiently to get your home back in working order. For a plumbing company you can trust, you need the guys at Earl’s Plumbing. Contact us today!