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.
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.
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!