Many homeowners here in Nampa, ID, enjoy the benefits of natural gas, but it’s important to practice gas safety as well. Gas leaks can endanger both your property and your family in more ways than one.
If you suspect you have a gas leak, give us a call at A+ Drain Cleaning & Plumbing for a fast, efficient solution. We’ve made exceeding the standard in customer service our mission and care about the good people of Treasure Valley.
Already know you have a gas leak? Get in touch with our team for gas line repair or replacement.
When to Worry: Gas Leak Causes
Gas leaks have many causes, ranging from old, worn pipes to damage from extreme weather events. While you should always be careful around gas lines, you should be extra-vigilant after an extreme thunderstorm or earthquake that may potentially crack or misalign pipes.
If you’ve recently installed a new gas appliance or your current appliances are older, it’s also best to keep an eye out for signs of a gas leak near them—gas leaks aren’t always in the pipes.
Common Signs of a Gas Leak
Some of the common signs of a gas pipe leak include:
- The smell of rotten eggs: While gas itself is odorless and colorless, gas companies add an unpleasant smell to their gas to help you detect it. If you smell a rotten egg odor coming from your gas line or appliances, you can be reasonably certain that you have a leak.
- Dead or dying vegetation near your pipeline: Gas will kill any vegetation around it. Dead or dying grass near your gas pipeline can be an indicator of an underground gas leak, especially if the rest of your lawn is healthy.
- Hissing sound: Gas is highly pressurized in the pipe, and when it escapes, it causes a hissing sound. If you hear this sound near your pipes or an appliance, call us right away.
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What You Should Do If You Suspect a Gas Leak
If you suspect a gas leak, there are several steps you can take to mitigate the risk until our team arrives, including:
- Don’t operate any electronics or turn anything on or off
- Don’t smoke in the area
- Open the windows and doors
- Evacuate the property
- Call for help once you’re a safe distance away from your home
Once we receive your call, our experts will come in and identify the location of the gas leak, then use specialized gas line leak repair methods to fix the line and render your home safe again.