A gas line leak is one of the most frightening events that can happen to any homeowner. The thoughts people have about gas leaks, thoughts of being overcome by carbon monoxide, even of explosions, are not outside the realm of possibility. Both natural gas and propane are flammable. While they contribute to the convenience of modern households, they must always be treated with respect. That means a call to Ross Plumbing at the first sign of trouble.
How to Tell If You Need Gas Line Repair
The first sign of a gas line leak, unlike other problems occurring in the home, leave no doubt what is happening. The natural gas or propane that helps to power your home is odorless, but your utility company adds the unmistakable odor of rotten eggs as an easy way to alert homeowners to trouble. If you smell rotten eggs inside your home, it’s time for everyone to leave and call in professionals for help. A broken line may also produce a hissing sound as the gas escapes through a small hole. That is also a sign to leave the house.
Never Attempt DIY Repair
In the world of DIY household repair, gas lines are at the top of the list for areas to avoid. No matter how skilled you are at home improvements, only professionals trained to prevent the risk of fire or explosion should handle gas lines. Along with making a swift exit, don’t flick on or off any light switches. Don’t use lighters or matches. Be careful walking on carpets and don’t use your mobile phone.
The Importance of Expert Gas Leak Detection
Having leaks in your gas line doesn’t automatically pinpoint the exact location the repairs need to be made. At this point, you require our efficient, professional gas leak detection to find the location of the leak quickly. Only then can we repair it safely, and your family can get back into their home.
If you notice signs of a gas leak in your home or business, don’t waste time. We are the leading company for leak detection and gas line repair in The Villages, Leesburg, and beyond. Pick up the phone and call 352-728-6053. We will send someone out right away.