One of the most dangerous things that can occur in a home is a gas leak—fixing leaks of this nature is extremely critical. If you are dealing with a gas leak from a variety of locations, you need to call immediately and try not to fix this on your own. It’s imperative that no one light matches or try to turn on stoves during the leak. If you aren’t sure whether or not you have this type of problem, but you suspect that there is an issue, contact us for further information on what to do.
Finding a Gas Leak
A gas smell is the most obvious sign of a problem. The characteristic scent of a gas leak is a rotten egg smell that is caused by a sulfur-based substance, mercaptan, that gas companies add to the supply to make it easier to detect leaks. Other obvious tell-tale signs include hissing or blowing sounds coming from pipes or appliances, which can mean a pipe has cracked or a fitting or seal has failed. Signs of a leak also include an open flame, but underground gas leaks occur as well, and can be identified by patches of dead vegetation or blowing dust or bubbling moisture coming from the ground.
A Gas Leak Requires Emergency Plumbing
Call a professional right away to find the source of a gas leak and complete pipe repair before you have an even bigger and dangerous problem. It’s imperative that you do not venture into trying to fix this on your own, as this can be deadly and cause serious damage to your home. Have a professional come in and find out where the possible leak could be, and whether you need to replace certain appliances or piping. Our professionals can find gas leaks immediately at their source and fix them fast.
Give Rooter Guard a call so we can advise you as to what to do to ensure everything is ready before we get there. If you’re not sure, then that’s okay. We will come by and inspect all issues and make sure your home is well protected. A plumber has the experience to handle the problem, no matter how big or small, and can provide prompt leak repair or pipe replacement. They also know how to find a leak quickly, so the issue can be addressed and your peace of mind can be restored before more serious and expensive damage occurs.
Contact Rooter Guard at 800.399.7270 right away if you suspect a gas leak in your home. We are available 24/7 in Van Nuys, CA and also serve all of Los Angeles County.