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Gas Line Leak Repair | Fort Worth, TX

Gas Line Leak Repair | Fort Worth, TX

Gas Leak | Gas Line Repair Fort Worth

Natural gas is an efficient way to heat a home and operate gas household appliances. However, natural gas is a safety hazard when a gas leak occurs. The threats that natural gas presents are asphyxiation, fire and explosion. Natural gas leaks are rare, and being aware of the signs may save your life if a gas leak does occur. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing’s gas certified plumbing experts provide gas leak detection services and gas line repair in Fort Worth. In the following we explain the signs of a gas leak, and the steps to take if you suspect one.Gas Line Repair Fort Worth

Rotten Egg Odor

In its natural state, natural gas lacks any odor or taste. For this reason an odor is added to natural gas to make it detectable. The added scent is sulfurous, similar to rotten eggs, and it is the most commonly recognized sign of a natural gas leak. If you detect this odor, immediately evacuate the home, call 911, your gas provider and contact us for gas line repair in Fort Worth.

Malfunctioning Appliances

When any natural gas operated appliance is not properly working, it can indicate the presence of a gas leak in the delivery to that appliance. If multiple gas appliances are malfunctioning simultaneously, it is a likely indication of a leak in the homes gas main supply line. Evacuate the home, and from a safe distance away from the home and the odor of gas call 911, the gas supplier and contact us for gas line repair in Fort Worth.

Outdoor Leaks

Unseasonably dead or dying plants, dirt blowing into the air, a hissing or roaring sound coming from the ground or gas meter indicates a leak in the gas pipeline buried under the ground, or from the gas meter itself. Evacuate the home and area, call 911, the gas supplier and contact us for gas line repair in Fort Worth.

Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Homes served by natural gas service should be have carbon monoxide detectors installed. It is recommended they be located in all sleeping areas, and at least once detector be located on each floor. All family members should be instructed that if the alarm sounds, to immediately evacuate the home to a specified location, and when safely outside, call 911.

At Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, we offer leak detection services. Our plumbers are licensed and certified to perform gas line repairs.

Natural Gas Safety Tips

  • Natural gas is colorless and odorless in its natural state. A scent similar to the odor of rotten eggs is added to make it detectable.
  • Gas flames should be a bright blue. Yellow or orange indicates adjustment or gas line repair in Fort Worth is needed by a gas certified professional.
  • Check connections to gas appliances. Older brass connections constructed of brass can break or crack.
  • It is typically recommended to replace gas connections every ten years due to movement, bending or age and corrosion.
  • To ensure your safety, use only gas certified licensed plumbing professionals to provide gas line installation and gas line repair in Fort Worth.
  • Install carbon monoxide detectors in your home, in sleeping areas and at least one on each floor.
  • Ensure vents and flues of all gas appliances and the HVAC are inspected during your annual maintenance service visit. This will ensure the proper exhaust of dangerous carbon monoxide.
  • Don’t sleep in a room heated by an unvented gas or kerosene space heater. In addition, don’t use gas operated heaters, generators, stoves or barbecue grills inside of your home, an enclosed garage, or in the basement.
  • Contact utility providers 1-2 weeks in advance of any outdoor work requiring excavation. They will mark the location of all utilities for free, including gas lines.
  • Outdoor grills should be located a minimum of 10 feet from other objects, including your home, combustibles such as wood or upholstered furniture and any shrubs, trees or bushes or porch railings.
  • Check the connection between the gas line and the grill to ensure a secure connection without leaks. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing provides outdoor gas line installation, and gas line repair in Fort Worth.

When you suspect a gas leak:

  • If you smell gas, evacuate the home immediately, call 911 and contact your gas provider. Don’t use a phone in your home when you suspect a gas leak, including a cell phone. It only requires a spark to ignite natural gas. Use a neighbor’s phone, or call from a safe distance away from the home to use a cell phone.
  • Don’t delay gas line repair in Fort Worth when you have a gas leak. Gas leaks are a serious threat and require prompt attention by a qualified professional to prevent fire, explosion, injury or death.
  • Don’t attempt to locate a gas leak. Leave it to the trained professionals to safely locate and provide gas line repair in Fort Worth.
  • Don’t turn any electrical appliances or devices on or off. Evacuate all occupants of the home; call 911 and your gas provider.
  • Don’t smoke or use any open flames.
  • Don’t start an automobile. The spark of the ignition could cause an explosion if gas is present.

Contact a Benjamin Franklin licensed plumber for a suspected gas leak, and gas line repair in Fort Worth. Our professional plumbers provide expertise for plumbing services in Fort Worth, Arlington and the surrounding areas. All repairs are backed with our 100% satisfaction guarantee. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing is a member of the BBB with a consistent A+ rating.