Why You Should Call a Natural Gas Company If You Suspect a Gas Leak
Do you think you need a gas leak repair? If so, it’s essential that you follow important safety tips and call a gas company right away.
If you are in the Phoenix area, we would be glad to help you with all types of gas line services, including gas leak repair, gas pipe repairs, propane tank installations, and more.
Here is some more information about what to do if you think you need a gas leak repair.
How Gas Leaks Happen
As gas piping ages, it’s prone to natural deterioration, which can cause structural changes like bending and warping. Damage from corrosion and natural elements can also weaken the structure.
Older materials and appliances are more prone to cracking and deterioration. They may also be more prone to clogs or blockages, which can also lead to a leak.
Although you will likely smell the “rotten gas” odor if a leak happens in your home, sometimes tiny leaks can happen, and they may not be detected.
A gas line leak may also happen with:
- Improper installation of gas appliances
- Loose valves
- Corroded fittings
- Loose fittings
- Cracks in a gas line
- Damage to the gas line
Improper installation, cracks near valves, and even natural forces like earthquakes can also cause gas leaks.
For more information, read our blog on how to check for gas line leaks in your home.
Preventing Gas Leaks
It’s not always 100 percent possible to prevent a gas leak, but making sure your gas appliances are well-maintained and updated can make a huge difference. If you have older appliances or heat exchangers, regularly check for cracking and corrosion.
You can also purchase a carbon monoxide detector, which will help detect unsafe levels of CO2 in the air.
Getting annual gas line inspections can help prevent gas leaks and address them before they become serious safety hazards. Most energy companies offer regular maintenance services, including checking for leaks, and professionals have special equipment to ensure that everything is running properly.
Detecting Gas Leaks
Buried utility lines can be existing anywhere you can dig. Underground private natural gas lines should be located before any digging takes place on your job site.
Think safety; utilizing a gas line locating company can save lives, save you time and eliminate potential damages. RP gas piping can find buried natural gas lines in Arizona.
Gas leak detection is another service that RP gas provides. We are here to provide our customers with a safe, reliable, cost-effective solution. If you smell natural gas or think you might have the potential for a natural gas leak, contact us today.
What Happens During a Gas Leak Repair
If you have gas piping in Arizona, you’ll likely need a gas leak repair at some point.
Due to the natural erosion process, some propane gas lines and natural gas lines will need to be repaired or replaced in time.
Gas lines also may need repairs or replacements if they are poorly installed. Installation errors can and will happen if an unqualified and irresponsible gas line contractor is hired. Gas line repair in Phoenix is most commonly needed on the property’s exterior.
RP Gas Piping is committed to offering only professional services for installations and gas line repairs.
If You Suspect a Gas Leak
A gas leak repair may be required if you suspect that there is a gas leak – if you do, the first thing you should do is advise everyone on the property and leave the property. Don’t start any fires or do any other activity which could cause a fire, such as smoking or even switching lights on. Leave exists open, and call 911.
The last step is to contact a professional to perform the gas leak repairs. RP Gas Piping is an expert in the gas line repair business. We will inspect your gas lines, find where the leak is coming from, and replace the leaking pipes and ensure your home is in a safe condition before you enter it again.
Typically the gas “smell” will alert you to a leak; however, there can be a leak without any odor.
That’s why it’s a good idea to have regular maintenance and gas leak checks done if your property relies on natural gas.
Should You Do Your Own Gas Leak Repair?
Natural gas is a hazardous product that requires skilled, licensed tradespeople for management.
We do not recommend cleaning, repairing, or installing gas pipelines on your own because this can be a serious safety issue. A reputable contractor or gas company should handle all maintenance and repairs.
Call Us if You Need a Gas Leak Repair
Gas leaks are no laughing matter, and although they rarely lead to serious incidents, if you suspect that you need a gas leak repair, definitely do not wait to call your local gas company.
If you are in Arizona, you may be legally required to have annual gas line inspections to protect your safety. RP Gas Piping is happy to help you with all your gas piping needs, including inspections, repairs and installations. We can also help make sure that your appliances are up to code and in compliance with local laws.
We only use the highest quality products and hire skilled, licensed tradespeople. Our commitment to quality shows in every detail.
If you have questions about anything to do with natural gas or gas piping, don’t hesitate to contact us—we’re happy to help!