When you’re in need of a new gas line, it’s something that should be handled with the utmost care. We know that there are always dangers in handling certain areas of a home or business, but when there is a risk of fire and immediate safety to people in the area we are the most sensitive to detail and installation. If you’re noticing that there may be some functional issues with your gas system or if you simply want to add a new extension for your kitchen, our gas plumbers are ready and happy to help! Additionally, if you’re adding new appliances that connect to new or existing lines, we’ll be happy to set that up for you and make sure they comply to code so you can carry on with using your natural gas line with confidence!
Types of Gas Line Connections
- Water Heaters
- Propane Tanks
- Natural Gas Lines
- Stoves/ Ovens/ Cook-Tops
- Barbeque Grills
Consider Eco-Friendly Options
If you’re planning a remodel or gas line installation, there are many new options out there that not only are cost-effective but contribute to a cleaner environment. Hot water heaters and clothes dryers are cheaper options to undertake when you take your energy bill into mind. Not only that, but certain piping materials and fuels are more environmentally friendly than their counterparts. Although gas is a fossil fuel, there are still alternative fuel options out there to ease impact! If you’re considering adding or locating a new line, make sure you’re not digging into buried utility lines and consider areas that require more functionality in placement on your landscape. If a gas leak occurs, your plants and trees can suffer from exposure, so make sure that future placement is pragmatic and safe. We here at Plumbing 360 can locate gas lines for you and discuss possible placement options so that you can avoid costly and dangerous situations.
How to Determine if There’s a Gas Leak
SMELL: Natural gas is actually odorless in nature and hard to detect with the naked eye. That’s why distributors have now added an odorant that is designed to assist the average person in detecting gas through smell if a leak occurs. If you’re smelling rotten eggs or another pungent odor, be cautious as there may be a gas leak present. (If you’re feeling light-headed, leave the area for fresh air.)
HEAR: There are usually noises present that are associated with a gas leak in a pipe. If you hear a hissing, roaring or keen whistle coming from underground or with above ground pipelines, that may indicate escaping natural gas.
SEE: If you are walking around and notice discolored vegetation that is directly surrounding a pipeline than that may be a sign of plants reacting negatively to a gas leak. Additional signs can include water or dirt blowing abnormally into the air.
Steps to Take in the Event of a Gas Leak
If there comes a time when you are in a home or business and you’ve determined that a gas leak is present, proceed with caution. First, warn others to stop the use of phones, turning electricity or devices on or off(including cell phones, computers, and light switches.) When you are outside, even starting or stopping an engine can be detrimental. Anything in the vicinity where a gas leak is present can set off a spark in the surrounding air. Leave the vicinity of the building immediately and leave doors open to allow for gas to escape out. Only when you are a safe distance from the natural gas leak should you proceed to call 911. Remember, safety and distance always come first in the event of a gas leak emergency. If you linger or use a device, there is no telling when something can be triggered. Once safety measures have been conducted, rely on us to conduct natural gas line repairs in a safe and cautious manner.
Plumbing 360 has skilled natural gas plumbers that can safely and efficiently install new gas lines for any new appliance or conduct the necessary repairs for existing gas lines. Working with gas lines is a dangerous affair that should be handled with utmost caution, that’s why we make sure our staff is well trained with all the proper procedures so that installations comply fully to code. With us, you can rest assured that your gas line is installed correctly for your business or home! If you have any questions or concerns, give us a call and we’ll be happy to help! However, in the immediate event of a gas leak, leave the vicinity of the leak first before calling 911!