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Recognizing a Gas Leak | Gas Line Repair Houston

When there’s a gas leak in your Houston home, gas line repair in Houston isn’t something that can be delayed until a more convenient time. It is an emergency that needs to be resolved promptly without delay.

In its natural state, natural gas does not have an odor. The rotten egg odor is added to the gas when it’s processed for home use, enabling homeowners the ability to detect a gas leak when one occurs.

Never attempt to locate or repair a gas line, a single spark has the potential to cause an explosion. Don’t turn electrical appliances on or off, this includes light switches and cell phones. Don’t use open flames or smoke.

If you smell gas, it is an emergency, and all occupants should immediately evacuate the building. Once you’re a safe distance away, and no longer smell gas, call 911 and your gas provider if you suspect a gas leak.

Gas Leaks Are Dangerous

Gas line repair in Houston requires a professional gas certified plumber. Use the senses of vision, hearing and smell to detect any of the following signs of a gas leak:

You May See

  • An outdoor gas leak may blow dirt, leaves or water into the air
  • Unseasonably dead or dying vegetation over or near gas pipeline or the gas meter
  • A fire or explosion near a pipeline
  • Exposed pipeline after an earthquake, fire, flood or other disaster

You May Hear

  • An unusual sound, such as a hissing, whistling or roaring near a gas line, gas meter or appliance

You May Smell

  • The distinctive rotten egg odor of natural gas

Not everyone can smell natural gas, due to a diminished sense of smell, or due to masking by other odors, such as cooking, the chemical odors of cleaning products or other chemicals. Furthermore, odor fade may occur in certain conditions of underground leaks.

Remember, don’t attempt to provide z. If you suspect a gas leak contact the gas provider to shut off the gas and then call a gas certified plumber to have the lines inspected and repaired.

Gas Line Installation

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg offers gas line installation. Whether you’re installing gas line for the first time, or replacing aging gas lines, our licensed plumbers can provide safe and professional installation of the gas lines you need.

Gas lines deteriorate with age, and damage can occur when working near gas lines. If you have digging or excavation to be provided outdoors, always call in advance of the planned project for the gas line location. The provider will mark its location for free. If you accidently cut a gas line when digging, don’t attempt to repair it. As with a leak, call 911 from a safe distance, and then your gas provider who will shut the gas meter off. Finally, call a gas certified plumber to provide gas line repair in Houston.

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg Gas Line Services

Benjamin Franklin’s gas certified plumbers offer experience and expertise in the following gas line services in Houston:

  • Gas Leak Detection
  • Gas Line Inspection
  • Gas Line Installation
  • Gas Line Repair in Houston
  • Gas Line Replacement
  • Pressure Testing

While danger from gas rarely occurs, it only takes one time for you and your family to be endangered. If your home or business uses natural gas, carbon monoxide detectors should always be installed. There should be a detector located near bedrooms, and at least one detector should be located on each floor.

Unfortunately, injuries and deaths are in the news every winter due to deadly carbon monoxide poisoning. Don’t risk it, install carbon monoxide detectors and check the batteries routinely.

Only use a gas certified licensed professional for installation, inspection, replacement and gas line repair in Houston.

Gas stoves emit carbon monoxide just as all gas appliances’ and fireplaces will. Unlike the furnace, a gas stove doesn’t have ventilation. Always turn on the range hood exhaust fan when cooking with a gas stove. Never use the oven as a source of heat. Damage may occur to the appliance, and dangerous carbon monoxide can quickly fill the home.

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg are dedicated to your safety and comfort. Give us a call for gas line repair in Houston or other gas line services. We offer 24 hour emergency services for your convenience, and serve Houston and the surrounding areas. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg is a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.