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.
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.