If you’re a business owner, it’s important to know that you have gas lines running through the entirety of your facility. Just as pipes, appliances and several other things deteriorate, your gas lines acquire wear and tear with age. If small cracks develop into gas leaks, things get dangerous pretty quickly. Fortunately, we offer commercial gas leak detection services that are very useful to have on hand.
What causes a gas leak?
As the weather changes and takes on different temperatures, gas lines are constantly expanding and contracting. Especially here in Texas, we quickly alternate between extreme heat and cold. Such drastic changes occurring so often puts strain on our gas lines and and can cause small cracks. As you can imagine, small cracks eventually turn into big, dangerous leaks if gone unnoticed. In addition, any appliances in your facility that are connected to a gas line will have negative effects.
What makes a leak dangerous?
If a leak remains for a long period of time, more and more natural gas will begin to build up in the facility. Being primarily composed of methane, natural gas happens to be very flammable and can cause explosions on your property. On the other hand, a gas leak can also wreak havoc on the health of humans and animals. In fact, natural gas that’s handled inappropriately can cause carbon monoxide poisoning which is very harmful.
What are the signs of a gas leak?
- Smell sulphur or something like rotten eggs.
- Hear a hissing or whistling sound near a gas line.
- See a white cloud, blowing dust or bubbles in standing water.
Due to natural gas being both odorless and colorless, a compound called Mercaptan is added to produce the smell so you’re able to pick up on a leak.
What should you do if you notice a gas leak?
First and foremost, take precaution and leave the building for your own safety. Immediately after, call our professional plumbers here at FloGuard. We have all of the necessary equipment needed to run tests for a commercial gas leak detection. We are skilled and have extensive knowledge on gas line systems and will suggest any repairs that may be necessary. If you choose to ignore the problem, you’ll end up causing more damage that can get very expensive. Whenever you smell leaking gas, don’t panic! Our certified technicians are ready to take your call 24 hours a day. We understand that a gas leak is an emergency and will take precedence over other calls.