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One of the most dangerous situations that can happen in a house is a gas leak that begins to pour out into the air. A leaking gas pipe is a very dangerous situation. All it takes is a spark to turn a leaking gas pipe into a fireball that does considerable damage to a home. It could even kill someone. Wickstrom Plumbing is here to help you take care of any situation you have in Boise or any surrounding area.
What Are Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Gas Line?
Gas lines can begin to show signs that they need to be replaced, and as a homeowner you should be on the lookout for these signs in order to avoid any potential disasters.
One of the most obvious signs that a gas line needs to be repaired or replaced is if you can detect damage on the line itself. You should regularly inspect the gas lines on your property to ensure that they are in good shape.
In order to avoid having unnecessary close calls, give us a call immediately if you notice any damage to a gas line. Even if the damage seems superficial, in time the weakened pipe will develop a leak that will release gas into your home.
What Signs Can Warn You of a Gas Leak?
As soon as you get a gas leak in the house, the evidence will jump right out at you. Make sure you recognize these instant signs of a gas leak in your home:
Odor: Natural gas is odorless and invisible, which is why the gas company adds a chemical called mercaptan to it. Mercaptan has a strong odor of rotting eggs, and you will be able to know you have a gas leak right away if you detect this odor.
Hissing Sounds: If you hear a hissing sound coming out of one of your gas lines, it is a strong indicator that you have a gas leak.
Outdoor Leaks: Outdoors, dying or brown vegetation can be an indicator of a gas leak. The gas poisons the plants, which causes them to die off.
If you are getting headaches indoors, it could also be an indicator of a gas leak. Breathing in the gas causes a lack of oxygen to get to the brain, which can cause dizziness, nausea, headaches and fatigue.
Make sure you know these signs, and can recognize them when you see, hear or smell them. Identifying a gas leak early on could prevent the gas from making its way throughout the rest of the house where it will be breathed in by the occupants, or in worst case scenarios, cause an explosion from any spark.
What Should You Do if There is a Gas Leak?
The first thing you need to do in the event of a gas leak is to get out of your home right away. Don’t stop to do anything other than to get out your family and pets out of the home immediately. Make sure not to turn on any electrical devices in your home if you detect a gas leak. The electrical spark of the device turning on could cause the gas to ignite.
Once you are out of your home, use your cellphone or a neighbor’s phone to call us to come out to your home to repair the leak.Our skilled technicians are trained to rapidly locate the source of a natural gas leak. We will get out to your home right away to repair the problem. Once we have located the leak, we will fix the damaged pipe or replace it to make your home safe again.
A gas leak should never be taken lightly. Avoid tragic incidents by taking advantage of our 24/7 policy where we will come out to fix your gas leak no matter when it happens.Call us at (208) 466-9447 and we will dispatch a technician to your home as soon as possible to return your home to safety.