If you’re a homeowner, it’s important to know that you have gas lines running through the entirety of your home. Just as pipes, appliances and several other things that make up a house deteriorate, your gas lines acquire wear and tear with age. Our residential gas leak detection services are very useful to have on hand.
What causes a gas leak?
As the weather changes and takes on different temperatures, our 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, faulty home appliances that are connected to a gas line will have negative effects.
What makes a gas leak dangerous?
As a leak remains for a long period of time, more and more natural gas will begin to build up in your home. Being primarily composed of methane, natural gas happens to be very flammable and can cause explosions within your home. On the other hand, a gas leak can also wreak havoc on the health of humans and animals. Natural gas that’s handled inappropriately can cause carbon monoxide poisoning which is very harmful.
What are signs that you may have 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 leave your house 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 residential gas leak detection in your home. We are skilled and have extensive knowledge on gas line systems in order to suggest any repairs that may be necessary. If you smell leaking gas in the middle of the night, don’t worry! 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.