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Gas Line Repair

Gas Line Repair & Installation Throughout The Virginia

If your home runs on natural gas or propane, you probably tend to take your gas line for granted. You turn the knob for your stove or use your hot water, and as long as it works the way it should, why give it another thought? The problems begin when a break in the gas line is sending natural gas into your living space. If this happens in your home, having access to a professional Sterling or Alexandria plumber with gas line experience is a must. Because your gas line is “always on,” even minimal damage or a tiny leak can cause major problems. The first problem is the risk to the health of people inside your home. The gas conducted through these lines should smell bad (see below) and that should tip you off that there is a problem. This is a legitimate emergency that requires a local plumber. Find an emergency plumber. In fact, save the number for Cardinal Plumbing, Heating and Air in your phone right now. It’s not worth scrambling during an emergency. Your local utility Once you have called emergency services and an emergency plumber has come, a full inspection of your gas line should occur. Gas line leak detection is a specialized service that is essential in this scenario. Gas lines get damaged in many ways: pipes can become loose because they weren’t fitted property or have become old and worn out; pipe fittings may become loose because they were installed wrong or are low quality; appliances connected to your gas lines may have broken or loose parts that cause damage down the line. All of this should be investigated by a gas line repair expert.
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When the source of the issue has been discovered, then gas line repair can take place. In some cases, it may be necessary to have your gas lines removed and have new ones installed. While we encourage you to find a plumber that offers good prices and honest service, this is a vital investment in which you should really hire the best. The good news is, you can get all of it with us.
What’s That Awful Smell?
Your local utility company has done you a favor and included additives in your natural gas supply that makes it smell strongly of rotten eggs. The gas itself doesn’t have a smell, so leaving it alone would give you no warning when there was a leak that needed attention. By adding the odor, you’ll know right away that something isn’t right, and you’ll know to call for professional help. Before you even do that, you should get your family out of harm’s way, because that gas is very dangerous.
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Can It Really Explode?

Both natural gas and propane are highly flammable and pose a fire and explosion risk if met with a spark or other type of ignition. If your living space has been filled with dangerous gas, something as trivial as static electricity from your carpet could cause an explosion. If you have a gas stovetop, it’s easy to see how quickly the gas ignites when a tiny spark is added. Under controlled circumstances this is fine, but if the gas has filled the room, the situation could be deadly.

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Finding a high-quality team that is capable of handling gas line repair and installation is crucial to take care of this kind of problem safely and efficiently. If you already have the number handy, you can call immediately without any delay, so the repair or replacement can be made by an expert as soon as possible. If you are looking to add a new gas line for a stove or if you are moving your existing stove, we can also help you with the installation process. The worst thing you could ever do with a gas line is attempt DIY repair or installation, so take down the number and keep it in a place that’s easy to find, but make sure you leave the house before calling.

Frequently Asked Questions

Under most circumstances, it’s obvious when a gas line breaks. You might hear a hissing noise or observe bubbling coming from the gas line. There will also be a very foul smell, similar to rotten eggs. If you hit a large gas line, you might even see the cement or pavement split and move. All of the signs above tell you that it’s time to call an emergency plumber. Breaking a gas line has serious consequences and could put you and your household in danger. You should stop what you’re doing and leave your home. Open the windows and, whatever you do, do not use any electrical devices. If there’s a small spark, it could lead to combustion. After a gas line break, your home isn’t safe. You should work with a professional to test for the leak and repair the line.
Your gas line should last for 50 to 60 years. While this might seem like a long time, you could live in an older home. Unless you’re certain that the previous owner recently replaced the gas pipes, you could have deteriorating pipes. The best way to find out about the status of your gas pipes is to consult with a plumber. They can inspect your pipes and tell you whether or not you need to replace them. Although people often prefer to take the wait-and-see approach, you should never do this with your gas line. If you develop a breakage in the line, your health and home are on the line. You should take whatever methods necessary to replace your gas pipes long before they ever break. So, it might be time to call a plumber for an inspection. If you’re not sure about the age of your gas pipes, call us today.
There are a few obvious signs that you have a leaking gas line. First, you might notice a foul smell. Many people liken the smell of natural gas to rotten eggs or sulfur. If you can’t quite pinpoint the source of the smell or you suspect that it’s coming from your gas line, you should call a plumber immediately. There could be a leak somewhere in your line. Another sign of a leaking gas line is bubbling or hissing. If the gas line is visible, you might see the area bubbling around it. Similarly, you may also hear a strange sound. Once again, don’t hesitate. You should open the windows in your home, leave the home, and call an emergency plumber. They have the appropriate tools to test and repair a gas leak. If you have any concerns, give us a call today and schedule a gas leak detection now.
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