Due to such heavy use of natural gas in our homes, our gas lines experience natural wear and tear. Whether it’s due to the constant expansion and contraction of our lines or small creatures being prevalent, gas lines can be damaged. Regardless, we rely on the natural gas inside of our homes to cook, shower, and perform other daily activities. If you notice any signs of a leak, it’s important to get it checked out immediately. It may be time for you to schedule a residential gas line replacement.
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 wreak havoc on both your health and your home.
When do I need a gas line replacement?
As soon as you notice or suspect a leak, you need to have your gas line inspected immediately. While many minor leaks are able to be repaired easily, if the cracks in your gas line or bad enough, you’ll most likely likely need to replace the entire line. At the end of the day, the plumber will recommend what type of repair they believe is best for you. If your gas line is corroded and severely damaged, it’s in your best interest to go ahead and get it replaced. If you don’t, it may accumulate more and more damage. Homeowners should never attempt to replace their gas line themselves.
After an initial inspection, one of our plumbers will let you know whether the entire pipe needs to be excavated or not. We promise to provide upfront pricing and quick service. Our plumbers care about the safety of you and your family. When you call our team of professionals, we’ll provide you with a residential gas line replacement in no time. When you get it replaced, it ensures a long-lasting and effective repair.