Gas line repairs do not have to be scary. The number one thing to remember is this; you should always have a professional repair your gas line. The reason for using a professional is that leaking gas can be dangerous. For gas line repair in Summerville and Charleston, SC, and the surrounding areas, give the professionals at Delk Plumbing a call at (843) 873-6331.
Signs of a Gas Leak
You may think you have a gas leak; what should you do? The first thing to do if you think you have a gas leak is to turn off the gas at all appliances, such as water heaters, in your home or business. Then turn off the main gas line into the residence or business. Gas coming into the house could be propane or natural gas.
Turning the gas off into the residence or business will need to be done by your gas supplier if it is natural gas. With propane gas, it will depend on whether you know where the valve on the tank is and if you have the ability to turn it off yourself.
What are the signs of a gas leak?
These signs are for both natural gas and propane. Understand that natural gas has no odor on its own, however, the gas company adds a harmless chemical called mercaptan to make detection of gas leak easier.
Things that point to a gas leak are:
- Gas bill is higher than normal
- The smell of sulfur or rotten eggs
- Difficulty or irregular breathing
- Chest Pain
- Loss of appetite
- Nose bleeds
- Flu-like symptoms
- Dizziness or light-headed
- Ringing sensation in the ears
- Dead plants
If you notice the smell of rotten eggs (sulfur) or that you have two or three of these signs of a gas line leak you need to turn off the gas on all your gas appliances and call your gas supplier to have the main gas line shut off to your home. Only having one of the symptoms listed above does not immediately point to a gas leak, you really need to have at least two or more of the symptoms above to begin thinking of gas leak. However, if you notice a few of these symptoms occurring together, you may want to further investigate your gas lines.
What To Do If You Need Gas Line Repairs
Once you have the gas turned off, then call Delk Plumbing, who do gas line repairs in Summerville and Charleston, SC and surrounding areas. Delk Plumbing is a service company that has experience and is a licensed company that is reputable when it comes to repairs for gas lines; a company that is quick to respond and has a record of effective repairs.
We are confident in our ability to repair your gas line effectively and efficiently. Our team will work hard to ensure that you are fully satisfied with the high-quality work we have done. If you are in need of gas line repair, do not hesitate to give us a call at (843) 873-6331.
Depending on where the leak is, the resident property owner is responsible for the leak repair, however, if it is off the property near the gas main the utility or city gas may be responsible. It is important to figure out who is responsible before beginning any repairs to a gas line.
Follow the tips above, know what to watch for, and you will have no problem if you think you have a gas leak. You should find that it is not as scary as it sounds. Using the list of tips above will keep you safe and your gas bill under control. If you are unsure about a gas leak, err on the side of caution and turn off your gas then call Delk Plumbing at (843) 873-6331.