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How To Determine When You Need Gas Line Repair

Plumberologist is happy to provide a plumber who can help you with gas line repair services. Many homes in Fairfax use gas to fuel appliances such as stoves, ovens, furnaces, water heaters, clothes dryers and outdoor kitchens. However, it means the gas has to run through pipes to get to appliances. This means that there can be leaks in the pipes or at the joins—leaks that can cause severe damage to your health if you inhale the gas, as well as pose a serious fire hazard with a large risk of explosion if the gas ignites.

Determining when you need gas line repair can be crucial in keeping your home and family safe. Fortunately, there are several things you can notice that indicate you need gas line repair, and you don’t even need to be an expert to point them out. As always, our plumbers in Fairfax are always ready to help you out.

4 Signs You Need Immediate Gas Line Repair Services:

We have a plumber standing by when you need gas line repair. If you notice the following, call us immediately:

  • Unpleasant Odors: Though natural gas is odorless, your local utility company will add chemicals that make the gas smell bad so you’ll detect any leaks. Once you smell the gas, evacuate your home immediately and call for help. The smell may be unpleasant, but you can’t deny that it’s helpful.
  • A Whistling or Hissing Sound: This indicates the gas is escaping from a small rupture in the pipeline or fixture. Ruptures in the pipeline are never a good sign. Always keep a good ear out for noises as they can be quite faint and you may not realize them until it’s too late.
  • Dying or Dead Vegetation: Are you noticing your plants, flowers, and shrubbery are starting to suddenly wilt and show signs of decay. This indicates a release of gas into the air, which is causing the plants nearby to die. Your first action should be to call a professional for inspection of your gas line immediately.
  • Old Age: Older gas lines are more likely to experience problems and cause the signs mentioned above. It may be time to install a new gas line altogether to avoid future problems, even if it may be a lengthy, expensive venture.

Home Service Doctors can serve any and all of your gas line requirements.

Contact Plumberologist today for a plumber who can answer any of your gas line repair questions!