Gas Leak Detection & Repair
You probably already know that any plumbing issue can lead to a bigger problem, and therefore must be handled in a timely manner. But if you think you have a gas leak of any kind, or even if you suspect the possibility, that is a potentially dangerous and even possibly life-threatening situation that must be dealt with IMMEDIATELY. You cannot afford to ignore it for even a minute – you must call an expert who knows how to handle something so volatile in a timely and professional manner.
This is not something you need to try to fix on your own – call somebody right now, whether it’s us or somebody you already know and trust. However, you can absolutely trust our expert technicians to take care of that leak and do it right, and fast.
If you do smell gas or think you may have a leak, here’s a step-by-step list of what to do, right now:
-Turn off all burners, flames, etc.
-Open windows and exterior doors
-GO OUTSIDE – do not stay in a house or building where you smell gas or think you may have a gas leak of any kind.
-Call someone who is an undisputed expert in tracking gas leaks and taking care of them (not your uncle who does all his own plumbing). Our technicians are expertly trained to take care of you in this scenario, so call us at 323-4-PLMBRS.
-Do not go back inside your house until the problem is located and fixed. A gas leak can literally be life-threatening in multiple ways, so don’t risk it. Stay out until repairs can be made.
-Do not hesitate. The longer a leak persists, the more dangerous it can become, so be proactive. When it comes to a leak from your propane, butane, or natural gas, procrastination is not your friend. Don’t worry about verifying if it’s a leak before you call – that’s our job. If you even THINK you smell gas, follow the above protocol, then give us a call at 323-475-6277.
Our expert technicians are well-trained in the safety and technical factors that are involved in identifying where your gas leak is coming from, what caused it in the first place, and fixing it – so that it’s once again safe for you and your family to go back inside your home.
We respond immediately to any issue you may have, even when it’s not life-threatening. We will also be happy to set you up with preventative measures such as natural gas detectors, leak detection devices, gas shut-off valves, and CO (carbon monoxide) detectors.
Our plumbers can effectively and safely install any or all of these measures, in order to keep your home the safe haven it was meant to be. In fact, if you don’t even have a gas leak, but you’d like to discuss the possibility of making your home safer than it is now from a gas leak, please give us a call. We believe prevention is the ultimate fix for any problem.
We will be here for you when you need us, and will be glad to sit down and discuss how we can make your life easier!
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It’s never a bad time to call 323-4-PLMBRS. We consider every plumbing need an emergency, so we’re ready to come to your aid 24/7/365. Just give us a call and we’ll have experts there to help you with that thingamajig that you’re better off not trying to fix on your own… Call us now!
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Frequently asked questions
No, a carbon monoxide detector cannot detect a gas leak in your home. Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas that is produce as a by-product of burning a fuel without ample oxygen available. CO is completely different from methane or propane or butane, none of which can be detected with the same sensors.
Ultimately you need to call an expert to be sure if you have a gas leak. But some indicators are:
1. the smell of rotten eggs or sulfur
2. a whistling or hissing sound near a gas line such as stovetop or oven
3. dead houseplants
Once you have eliminated the leak by calling a licensed expert (like the ones at PLMBRS.com), you need to open up your house for several hours to be sure you are no longer breathing gas from the leak. A gas leak is not something you want to trifle with, so be sure someone who knows what they’re doing assesses the problem and fixes it before you venture back inside your home.