If you have a gas line installed in your home, you most likely rely on it to perform daily activities. In order to cook, shower, or do laundry, hot water is necessary. Although natural gas proves itself to be more efficient, you will still encounter leaks that need to be repaired. First off, it’s important to know the signs of a gas leak in your home. When encountering one, you need to schedule a residential gas line repair as soon as possible.
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.
If ignored, gas leaks can cause issues with both your home and your health so it’s best to schedule a residential gas line repair as soon as possible.
Can I repair my gas line on my own?
Unfortunately, the answer is no. If you notice or suspect a gas leak, you need to call a licensed plumber right away. Repairing a gas leak requires hard labor and skill so you need to leave the job to someone who is trained and experienced. According to Texas law, it’s actually illegal to attempt and repair a gas line yourself. Most people don’t realize that plumbers specialize in natural gas operations, but 10 times out of 10 your natural gas line provider will refer one to you.
Here at FloGuard, our plumbers are trained and educated on gas line repairs. When you call us, we’ll have a technician sent to your house with hardly any wait and will get your gas line running just like new. We understand the urgency of putting your home and family in safety. When you notice a leak, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team of professionals.