Do you smell a foul odor in your home comparable to rotten eggs? We provide macon area gas line repair.
That is the signal that you have a potential gas leak. A gas leak in your home is a definite plumbing emergency and and should not be ignored.
Most homeowners do not know the steps to be taken in the case of a gas leak. Knowing what to do in the case of a gas leak is important due to the fact that the gas itself by nature is highly toxic and very dangerous. If you suspect you have a gas leak it is recommended to leave the area immediately 1st then you should give us a call at Odyssey Plumbing. We have the tools to repair and knowledge to evaluate any gas leak safely.
Signs it's time to repair or replace your gas line:
If you notice rust and corrosion on any of your gas lines this is a potential spot for a gas leak to occur. Typically the gas pipe is exposed at the meter where the gas line comes into the house and this is a place where corrosion and gas leaks are likely to occur. This exposed section of gas line is typically painted with some kind of rust inhibitor to prevent this but over time it does wear off. Also gas alone is colorless and odorless. This is why gas suppliers add a chemical called mercaptan to the gas. It gives the gas an odor most compare to rotten eggs so that a person will know if there is a gas leak in the area. If you notice this smell you should immediately vacate the area.
do you have a gas leak?
Sight, sound, and smell can all be used to determine if you have a potential gas leak.
SIGHT: Loose or damaged connections, faulty gas appliances, and rust or corrosion on gas piping are all visible signs of a potential gas leak.
SOUND: A "hissing" sound in the area of any gas piping or appliance is a sign of a potential gas leak.
SMELL: Natural gas by itself is colorless and odorless. This is why the addition of mercaptan is added to the gas by your supplier in order to give the gas a noticeable and distinguishable odor. Most people relate it to the smell of rotten eggs.
Steps to take in the event of a gas leak:If you believe you have a gas leak, the first thing you should do is evacuate the area immediately. Be careful not to flip any light switches or operate any appliances and certainly do not produce any open flames in the area. Once safely out of the area you can call us to come to evaluate and repair the leaking gas pipe. You may also want to call your local gas provider as well.