Gas line leaks need to be repaired immediately to prevent health risk to your family and damage to your home. If you suspect an issue, it’s important to seek professional help ASAP. In business for more than a decade, Cooper’s Plumbing & Air can help repair your gas line and install new pipes if needed. We proudly service the Tallahassee, FL area.
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Signs You Need to Repair or Replace Your Gas Line
Issues with your gas line can be potentially dangerous for you, your family and your home. That’s why it’s important to be on alert for potential problems so you can call professionals to repair or replace the line ASAP. Some signs to watch for include:
- You hear unfamiliar hissing or roaring sounds near your gas line.
- Your gas-powered appliances are malfunctioning or no longer working efficiently.
- You previously had a gas leak in the same line.
- You notice an increase in your gas bills although your usage hasn’t changed.
- Any part of your gas line is visible.
- You have an old gas line.
Common Symptoms of a Gas Leak
Gas leaks can be dangerous -- even deadly -- so it’s important to know what symptoms to watch for. If you notice any of these signs in our around your home, you should evacuate your property and call for professional services immediately:
- Bad odors that smell like rotten eggs.
- Dead or dying plants around your property.
- Excess condensation on your windows.
- Health issues that include nausea, dizziness, passing out, or fatigue.
- Damaged connections to gas-powered appliances.
- Noises, such as hissing or roaring, near your gas pipes.
- Water or dirt in the air around the gas source.
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Steps to Take When You Have a Gas Leak
When you have a gas leak, every minute counts to ensure your safety. If you know -- or even suspect -- you have a leak, you should follow these steps:
- Evacuate your home.
- Call for emergency professionals and experts for help.
- Avoid turning light switches on or off.
- Do not operate any electronics, including cell phones.
- Do not light any flames.
- Open all of the doors and windows in your home.
- Do not start your car - even if it’s parked on the street, any area near your home is at-risk.