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.

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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
  • Dizziness
  • Feeling tired or drowsy
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Headaches
  • Eye and throat irritation
  • Nausea
  • 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.

At Apex Plumbing Pros, we’re one of the most trusted gas leak detection companies in the Columbus Metropolitan area. The next time you suspect that you have a gas leak or need a gas appliance serviced, call us at 614-418-6344.