Gas Leak Repair Services in Murfreesboro
Serving Smyrna & the Surrounding Areas
Natural gas as a whole is a safe, clean-burning, and affordable energy source for operating appliances and heating your home. However, a slow natural gas leak can cause damage to your property, resulting in health hazards or worse. Fahrenheit Mechanical Systems specializes in natural gas leak repairs in Murfreesboro and offers 24-hour emergency services to meet your needs. We have a proven track record with a 100% satisfaction rate of finding and repairing even the smallest of gas leaks.
Who Is Responsible For Gas Line Repairs & Gas Leaks?
Your local gas company is only responsible for maintaining the gas lines up to your meter. The home or property owner is responsible for maintaining all gas lines carrying natural gas from the meter to the inside of you home. We recommend having your gas lines inspected periodically by a licensed professional to help identify and repair any corrosion and/or leaks that could cause unsafe conditions.
How To Find A Gas Leak
There are several ways that you can go about finding a gas leak in your home. Here are some ways:
- Use A Gas Detector: One way you can look for a gas leak is by using a Carbon Monoxide (CO) gas detector. You can either use a handheld CO detector to find where the leak is coming from, or you could have a CO detector placed within your home. Always make sure to leave the space in front of your gas detector empty, so that it can function to the best of its ability. Home places gas detectors are usually embedded with an alarm that goes off when there is over a certain amount of carbon monoxide in the air.
- Use The Soapy Water Method: If you want to directly check whether a pipe is leaking, you could use the soapy water method. First, take a brush and mix it was soap and water. After that, brush the soapy water onto the area where your gas pipe is connecting. Make sure to brush a good amount covering the entire gas pipe area. If the water starts bubbling, it could be a sign of a gas leak. A good idea is to brush soapy water on other areas of the gas pipe as well, to make sure that the leak is not somewhere other than where you initially thought it was.
What are the Signs of a Gas Leak in Your Home?
Check to see if you can spot any of these sings of a gas leak:
- Dying Vegetation: Check to see is there is any sign of dead or dying vegetation near gas pipelines. This could happen due to a lack carbon monoxide absorption that plants need in order to survive. It is recommended to keep plants near areas that are prone to gas leaks, such as your kitchen. This will come in handy when you need to spot gas leaks and have a hard time doing so.
- Escaping Gas: Look for water or dirt being blown into the air that is caused by escaping gas.
- Damaged Connection: Check to see if there is any sort of damaged connection to your gas appliances.
- Exposed Gas Pipes: Make sure that there are no exposed gas pipes after a natural disaster such as hurricane, tornado, flood, fire, earthquakes, etc.
- Orange Flames On Stove: Look out for orange flames on your gas stove. The flames should typically be blue at the very bottom, so if they are orange instead, it could be a sign that the natural gas beneath your stove is not properly burning.
- Odor: If there is an odor that smells like sulfur or rotten eggs in your home, it could be a sign that there is a gas leak in your home. Make sure that you completely turn of your gas stoves as well as your gas supply line depending on the intensity of the smell.
- Hissing Sound: A hissing or roaring sound coming from areas near the natural gas line are usually signs of a gas leak. You will want to check for other signs as well, since a gas leak will not always make a sound.
What To Do If You Have A Gas Leak?
If you suspect a gas leak or smell gas in your home, it is important to:
- Leave your home immediately and call your gas company to investigate the problem
- Do Not use any electrical devices such as light switches, including cell phone, as they could cause a spark
- Do Not start any engines as it could cause a spark and ignite the gas leak
- Do Not smoke, use lighters, matches, or use an open flame of any kind
- Do Not attempt to find or repair the gas leak yourself. Call an experienced professional to find the source of the gas leak and make the necessary repairs.
How to Prevent Gas Leaks
- Inspect gas lines regularly. Visually inspect all of your gas lines and look for corrosion and breakage. These are the signs that you have a gas leak or could have a leak in the near future. Contact us if you notice anything that does not look right. Our technicians will provide their expert opinion on the health of your gas lines.
- Only hire a licensed professional. Our technicians frequently fix work that was done improperly the first time. Do not choose a contractor based on price alone; consider value and experience when it comes to your home’s safety. Only a licensed contractor should test and perform the installation of new gas lines.
- Call 811 before digging. Calling a professional before digging can save you from unnecessary accidents or repairs.
When Should You Repair or Replace Your Gas Line?
Gas lines naturally show signs of wear and corrosion over time. Noticeable fractures, twisted or dented lining, or a decrease in gas being generated can all be signs of a leak. Regular inspections of your lines are recommended. Early detection can prevent significant damage or health problems. Any time a gas leak occurs, you should consider having repairs performed on the line.
Contact Us Today!
If you smell gas or if your local gas company has turned off the gas to your home, call Fahrenheit Mechanical Systems. We will get a technician out to your home or business quickly to assess the gas problem. Our gas leak specialists have extensive training and experience when it comes to gas line installations and repairs of your heating systems and gas appliances.
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