Gas Line Repair & Installation
If you smell gas, that rotten egg stench, in your home or office, get out of your house immediately. Call your utilities company to turn off the gas, then call Christian Brothers to repair and install ruptured gas lines.
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Signs of a Gas Leak
A gas leak is a very dangerous situation. Natural gas is not poisonous, but in small quantities will rob the air of oxygen, and will ignite if any electric spark or flame comes into contact with the gas. Know the signs of leaking gas so you can protect yourself and your family. The most obvious sign you have a gas leak is a distinct rotten egg smell. Because the gas robs the air of oxygen, you may feel sleepy, dizzy, short of breath, or have an accelerated heart rate when you are exposed. Also be aware of the hissing sound natural gas makes while leaving a hole in a pipe, and dead foliage around gas lines, pipes, and meters.
What to Do if You Have a Gas Leak
The first step you take once you’ve detected a natural gas leak is to leave the house. Get everyone, including the pets, out of the house immediately. But be sure not to do anything that could ignite the gas. Do not use anything electrical or battery powered, like light switches, cell phones, computers, or your vehicle. Do not spark a lighter, or light a match.
Once you’re safely out of the house, call the utility company to shut off the gas. If you cannot get a hold of them, call 911. After the utility company or firefighters have turned off the gas and determined it’s safe for your to return to your home, call a trusted plumber to repair the damaged line(s).
Preventing Gas Leaks
While it’s important to know how to react when you have a gas leak, it’s as important to prevent gas leaks from occurring in the first place. At Christian Brothers, we are leaders in detecting gas leaks in your home. We will inspect your pipes and ensure they are not cracked so no natural gas is leaking into your home.
Another important tip to keep in mind to prevent gas leaks is to “dial before you dig.” Call 811 anywhere in Arizona two days before you begin digging up the ground for a renovation or construction project to learn where the gas and other utility lines are located to prevent severing a line.
To schedule a gas line detection, repair or installation appointment, call today – Christian Brothers AC, Plumbing & Electrical at 623-499-9794, serving Arizona since 1976.