A gas leak is an emergency that places you and your family at risk, and cannot be postponed. In its natural state, natural gas is odorless and tasteless. Mercaptan is added providing it with its signature rotten egg smell. If you suspect a gas leak, evacuate your home; call 911, and your gas provider who will shut off the gas to your home. Do not stop to gather belongings, to use the phone, operate lights, or appliances. The potential hazards of gas are suffocation, explosion, and fire. Due to these dangers, it is essential that gas installation and gas line repair in Sugar Land is performed by a qualified licensed plumber. In addition, our plumbers have the training and equipment to provide leak detection services.
Your homes gas lines supply gas appliances, such as the water heater, furnace, oven and cooktop, dryers, standby generators, and gas logs. Benjamin Franklin’s gas certified plumbers have the latest leak detection equipment, and the experience to locate gas leaks and repair them efficiently.
Gas Line Installation
When you need gas line installation, call the plumbers at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg for reliable, efficient installation you can rely upon for your gas piping needs.
Some of the signs that you may need gas line repair in Sugar Land include:
- Age – Over time, a gas line, and its connections can deteriorate. Many experts recommend replacing gas lines every ten years.
- Gas leaks – Gas leaks are a serious emergency placing your family at risk of injury or suffocation. A leaking gas line will require professional repair or replacement.
- Damage – If a line appears damaged, there is a good chance it will need repair. Contact a plumber for professional gas line repair in Sugar Land.
- If you suspect a leak, deterioration or damage of gas lines, contact a Benjamin Franklin plumber for gas line repair in Sugar Land.
Signs of a Gas Leak
The most distinct sign of a gas leak is its rotten egg smell. Leaking gas may make a hissing or roaring sound. Leaks outside of the home in pipes or the gas meter can cause nearby vegetation to die, and may blow grass and leaf debris into the air. Furthermore, hissing, whistling, or a roaring sound may indicate a gas leak indoors or out.
Carbon monoxide is a potentially deadly gas emitted by gas burning appliances. Considering it is colorless, odorless and tasteless if a leak occurs only a carbon monoxide detector can alert you and your family to its presence in your home. Install the detectors near the bedrooms and at least one on each floor.
Vents and flues from gas appliances extend through the roof. Due to this, clogging debris from leaves, bird nests, and squirrel “stashes”, for example, can clog vents and flues creating a dangerous situation in your home where carbon monoxide gas is unable to escape. Annual or bi-annual inspection is recommended. In addition, if you have outdoor work involving digging or excavation, call 811 about 2 weeks in advance for the location and marking of gas lines and other utilities. It is a free service.
When it comes to gas line installation, and gas line repair in Sugar Land your safety comes first. Contact a licensed plumber today for gas leak detection services, pressure testing, gas line leak repair or to schedule an installation. While gas leaks rarely occur, do not allow the statistic to lull you into ignoring the signs of a leak. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg serves Sugar Land, Katy, Houston, and the surrounding areas. We are a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.