Too many people fail to take gas leaks seriously and end up with a disaster on their hands. Fortunately, the experts at Apex Plumbing Pros offer comprehensive gas leak detection services and gas line repair. Contact us the instant you suspect you have a gas line leak.
If your water heater isn’t giving you the hot water you need, call us and ask about our water heater services.
Signs of a Gas Pipe Leak
If you have a small gas leak in the house, you may not notice the odor or physical signs. However, the most common signs of gas leaks are:
- Rotten egg or sulfur odor
- Hissing or whistling sound near a gas pipe
- Dying houseplants
- Physical damage to a gas pipe
Besides the above signs, you may experience physical symptoms as well, including:
- Difficulty breathing
- Feeling tired or drowsy
- Flu-like symptoms
- Eye and throat irritation
- Chest pain
If you have any of the symptoms mentioned above, seek medical attention as soon as possible and call a gas leak detection company for repairs.
What to do if You Have a Gas Leak
You must handle a gas leak as quickly and safely as possible. Here are things to keep in mind if you smell gas in the house.
- Don’t smoke, make a spark, or light a flame.
- Don’t turn on any electrical switches, appliances, or lights because the electrical charge could create a spark.
- Don’t raise the windows or open the garage door.
- Leave home and get to a safe place ASAP.
- Once you’re out of the house, call the gas company and a plumber for repairs.
- Stay nearby the home until help arrives.
If you have slow or completely clogged drains, let our drain cleaning services take care of the problem.
Why You Need a Gas Fitter
Many Columbus homeowners don’t know it, but you must hire a professional with gas fitting expertise to install gas plumbing and appliances. While you may be tempted to save a few bucks and do these projects yourself, it’s best left to a pro because of the dangers involved if lines and appliances aren’t correctly hooked up.
Call a gas fitter if:
- You’re installing a gas-powered appliance.
- You need to lay new gas lines.
- You have problems with your gas water heater.
- It’s required by law so that you’re up to code.
Also, consider calling a gas fitter if you suspect that you have a gas line leak.